What Happened? Stars Who Said They’d Retire But Never Did  was originally published on

1. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Remember when MJ first left basketball and then baseball and then basketball again?

2. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Justin announced on Twitter that he was retiring in 2013. That never happened.

3. Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Weezy says these extra albums are just the result of too much extra work.

4. Mase


In 1994 Mase announced his retirement but came back to the music scene in 2004 with the album ‘Welcome Back’.

5. Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Feeling the heat after his constant legal troubles, most famously his domestic violence case against Rihanna, CB tweeted that he was retiring after his ‘X’ album in 2013.

6. Jay Z

Jay Z

Remember when Hova said he was retiring after The Black album? Riggggghhht.

7. Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

In 2007 the Queen announced a semi retirement but in 2012 she was back in the studio.

8. Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy always said he retire at 50, but at 54 he has a rumored four films in the works.

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