Jay-Z teases that he's "open" to returning to music!

Los Angeles, California - Jay-Z dished on where he stands with his music career and clarified that he's not "retired."

Jay-Z dished on where he stands with his music career and clarified that he's not "retired."
Jay-Z dished on where he stands with his music career and clarified that he's not "retired."  © Chris Delmas / AFP

Though the Brooklyn-native isn't actively in the studio, he apparently isn't ruling it out.

Many might recall when the hip-hop star, born Shawn Carter, infamously announced his retirement in 2003 with a blowout party at Madison Square Garden.

Yet, during his recent appearance on Kevin Hart's talk show Hart to Hart, Jay-Z revealed that that his future plans are up in the air.

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He also let slip that he's trying to steer clear of the word "retirement" signifying that he could return to music sooner than expected.

Jay-Z's got a new state of mind

Though Jay-Z (r) "retired" in 2003, he continues to collaborate with several artists including his wife Beyoncé.
Though Jay-Z (r) "retired" in 2003, he continues to collaborate with several artists including his wife Beyoncé.  © Screenshot/instagram/Beyoncé

The lyricist, who's last album was the 2017 LP 4:44, told Hart that he doesn't know "what happens next" but admitted that he isn't "actively making music or making an album or have plans to make an album."

"But I never want to say I'm retired. It's a gift, and who am I to shut it off? It's open to whatever."

He continued, "It may have a different form, a different interpretation. Maybe it's not an album. Maybe it is. I have no idea, but I'm just gonna leave it open."

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Carter still continues to collaborate with various artists including his wife Beyoncé, who he teamed up with on the project, Everything is Love.

But even the longtime rapper has experienced burnout, something he attributed to his decision to retire because "he just needed a break."

"I was releasing an album every year: '96, '97, '98. And then in between that, soundtracks, other people's albums, Roc-A-Fella, touring back-to-back," the Empire State Of Mind artist recalled.

"And you know, I just looked up one day and I was like, 'I'm tired.' I had never been on a vacation until like, I want to say 2000. Like my whole life. And I was just really burnt out at that moment."

Should Carter return to the studio, music lovers everywhere will certainly be pleased!

Cover photo: Chris Delmas / AFP

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