Lil Wayne swears that his new album, ''Tha Carter V,'' will be his last, but if he reneges, he'd hardly be the first to turn his horse around after riding off into the sunset

By Leah Greenblatt
Updated October 24, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ozzy Osbourne
1992: Retirement Everyone’s favorite bat snacker embarked on the No More Tours tour in 1992.
1995: Return By mid-1995 he was back with the Retirement Sucks tour — and started the behemoth Ozzfest in ’96.

Barbra Streisand
2000: Retirement Babs took several breaks but said she was done performing for good in 2000.
2006: Return Nevah mind! By 2006 she was back with her first U.S. tour since 1994; it earned more than $90 million.

Garth Brooks
2000: Retirement Did alter ego Chris Gaines make him do it? In 2000 Garth bowed out to be with family.
2009: Return Whatever Vegas wants, Vegas gets. He signed on for a five-year Sin City residency in 2009.

2002: Retirement The (thonged) butt of every industry retirement joke launched her Farewell Tour in 2002…
2008: Return …which earned $260 million and lasted three years. In 2008 she said yes to three more at Caesars Palace.

Jay Z
2003: Retirement Hova threw himself a star-packed “retirement party” at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 25, 2003.
2006: Return He said he was done with studio albums, but a Linkin Park collab came in ’04, then a solo disc in ’06.