By Amy Ryan
Updated July 22, 2005 at 04:55 PM EDT

Looks like talk of Eminem quitting performing has been premature. ”I’m not retiring,” he tells MTV News, refuting last week’s reports. ”When I say I’m taking a break, I’m taking a break from my music to go in the studio and produce my other artists and put their albums out. That’s called taking a break for me.” He does say that ”nothing is written in stone” and ”I know that I’m not going to be rapping forever.” So don’t send that gold watch back to Jacob the Jeweler just yet.