By Hayden Wright
Kenny Rogers sang “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em / Know when to fold ’em / Know when to walk away / And know when to run.” For Canadian rapper Saint West, the birth of Kanye West’s second child—with whom he shares a name—was a moment to fold ’em, walk away and maybe even run from the music game.
“Hi, I’m Lindon, also known as Saint West. I’d like to announce my official retirement from hip-hop,” he said in a clip published by TMZ. “Congratulations Kanye and Kim, thank you for choosing such a beautiful name. Saint West, may God smile on you. I’ll always be cheering for you. And try to avoid becoming a rapper.”
Kanye might not get Lindon’s sportsmanlike message—He’s asked not to be bothered with anything until his album is finished.