Justin Bieber's Christmas gift to his fans? Some confusion.

On Christmas Eve, Bieber sent out three tweets to his nearly 48 million followers: the first announced his intent to retire, while the second and third contradicted the initial missive.

This isn't the first time Bieber has discussed plans to take an indefinite break. During a Dec. 17 interview with Power 106 in Los Angeles, the 19-year-old singer told host Big Boy that he was "actually retiring, man."

Bieber's comments were quickly shot down by both Gossip Cop and E! Online. "Of course it's not true," a source told E! about Bieber's retirement plans.

Despite those pronouncements, Scooter Braun, Bieber's manager, told Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 18 that a hiatus was in the pop star's future, at least following the Christmas Day release of "Justin Bieber's Believe," a new documentary about Bieber.

"I'm telling him after this movie, I want him to take next year off and just take a break and 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 because he's been working since he was 12 years old," Braun said.

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