Huffpost Entertainment

Justin Bieber Is 'Officially Retiring' But Will Be Here 'Forever'

Posted: Updated:

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.

Also on HuffPost:

Justin Bieber through the years
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Justin Bieber -- I'm Retiring |

Justin Bieber announces that he's quitting his career as a singer ...

Justin Bieber Announces Retirement After Ostensibly Causing Fan's ...

Justin Bieber Says He's 'Retiring,' 'Probably Gonna Quit Music'

Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music' - Music ...

Is Justin Bieber retiring from music? - USA Today

Justin Bieber Says 'I'm Retiring' From Music - ABC News

Justin Bieber Says He's Retiring – Should He? - Justin ... -

Justin Bieber Says 'I'm Officially Retiring'! Is it a Joke?

Justin Bieber Retiring? Not a Bad Idea

Justin Bieber Says 'I'm Retiring' From Music

Justin Bieber retiring? Reaction GIFs from 'Homeland,' 'Breaking Bad' and more

Justin Bieber Tweets 'I'm Officially Retiring' on Eve of Movie Release