Did Justin Bieber Officially Announce His Retirement on Christmas Eve?
Dec 26, 2013 10:19 AM EST | By Dina Exil
Justin Bieber really knows how to break a girls' heart.
The 19-year-old pop singer sent out a series of mixed tweets on Tuesday, one of which the Canadian native said he would be retiring the day after the release of his latest project, "Justin Bieber's Believe," a film chronicling the singer's life.
"My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring," Bieber tweeted to his nearly 48 million followers.
The message was quickly followed by another saying: "I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle."
According to E! News, the singer shocked fans when he told Los Angeles radio station Power 106 host, Big Boy, that he would officially put down the microphone and step away from the music business after the release of his album "Journals".
"Um, I'm actually retiring, man," Bieber said about the future of his career.
Bieber later backtracked on his comment, saying he had not officially made up his mind.
A representatives for Bieber did not respond to the rumors but a source told E! News the rumors are not true. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 18, Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, said he wanted the young singer to take a year off, after the release of Justin Bieber's Believe".
"I'm telling him after this movie, I want him to take next year off and just take a break," Braun told Seacrest. "He can still live in the studio and work on the next album, which is what he wants to do, but I just want him to take some time to himself, so he can have that time alone cause he's been working since he was 12 years old."
Over the past few months, Bieber been involved in a series of headline-grabbing incidents. In March, the singer was aggressive towards a photographer outside a London hotel and in June,
The media talks a lot about me.They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 25, 2013
Be kind loving to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas IM HERE FOREVER — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 25, 2013