Justin Bieber Says He's Retiring ... Is This For Real?

The pop star posted to Twitter to announce he's officially retiring, but critics say it's all a publicity stunt for his new movie.
Posted at 2:46 PM, Dec 25, 2013

This time it's "official," Justin Bieber is retiring. Sound familiar? 

On Tuesday he tweeted, "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring."  (Via Twitter / @justinbieber

Oh, but he didn't stop there. That tweet was followed by a series of more confusing messages. 

Writing just an hour later, "​I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle." (Via Twitter / @justinbieber) ​

Then two minutes later, "IM HERE FOREVER." (Via Twitter / @justinbieber

Uhh, if you're confused, welcome to the club. Anyway — one week before Bieber's latest not-so-new news — he told radio station Power 106 this.

"Um, I'm actually retiring, man." 

Of course, some are not buying Biebs' announcement — after all this high-profile announcement does coincide with his film "Believe" coming out on Christmas. 

Perez Hilton tweeted, "Sadly, Bieber retiring is just a pathetic publicity stunt for his new documentary movie..." (Via Twitter / @PerezHilton



But if you really step back, Justin's been in the limelight since he was 12 and lately the media has been really harsh on the guy — basically making a story out of his every teenage misstep. (Via The Independent, TMZ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times

Can you really blame him? But we're thinking — in an attempt to decode his tweets — the Biebs, if he does "retire," won't be gone for good. It might be more like a hiatus. Something his manager sort of, kind of confirmed to Ryan Seacrest. 

​"I'm telling him after this movie, I want him to take next year off and just take a break ...  He said 'losing my childhood... is not worth it unless I get to the top... I just want him to take some time to himself." (Via RaynSeacrest.com



When it comes down to it, we'll just have to wait and see what his next move is.