Jay-Z Says He “Never” Wants To Retire From Music Because His Career Is A “Gift.”

The 52-year-old rap star – who has sold 50 million albums worldwide and won a total of 23 Grammy Awards – clarified that while he is “not actively” making music, he never wants to officially quit the business because his career is a “gift“.

He said: “I don’t know what happens next. I’m not energetically making music or making an album or have plans to make an album, but I never want to say I’m retired. You know, it’s a blessing. And who am I to shut it off? Do you know what I mean?

The ‘Dead Presidents’ hitmaker – who is wedded to fellow superstar Beyonce and has daughter Blue Ivy, 10, and five-year-old twins Rumi and Sir with her – went on to clarify that any new project may come in more of a “different form” than his usual style, but claimed he has “no idea” what is coming next and is open to suggestions.

Speaking in a new clip for the upcoming season of Kevin Hart’s ‘Hart to Heart’ on Peacock, he added: “[My music] may have a different form, a different translation. Maybe it’s not an album. Maybe it is! I have no idea. But [I’m] just, you know, gonna leave it open.”

Back in January, Jay – whose real name is Shawn Knowles Carter – said that he was “haunted” by his 1997 album ‘In My Lifetime, Vol. 1’ because he knows what it “could have been.”

During a rare social media appearance, he tweeted: “I know what could have been, so it haunts me … streets are watching was the first song made! (sic)”

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