Justin Bieber: ‘I’m retiring’

(Photo Credit: Power 106 FM/ YouTube Screenshot)

Pop music icon Justin Bieber will retire from music industry after the release of his new album, “Complete My Journals,” on December 23.

“After the new album, I’m actually retiring, man. I’m retiring,” 19-year-old Bieber told Kurt Alexander or DJ Big Boy during an interview on the Power 106 radio show.

The radio hosts and his cast members were shocked when the pop star announced his plan.

“I want to grow as an artist and I’m taking a step out, I want my music to mature,” Bieber said, adding that he is not into the idea of fame anymore. “I’m here solely for my fans and for the music.”

“People think I’m arrogant, I’m not. I’ve always been a caring and giving person,” he said in response to negative comments about his attitude and behavior.

However, a source close to Bieber assured TMZ, a celebrity and entertainment news website, that the young pop star was just joking. In fact, the source said, the singer has not posted any news about this matter on his Twitter.

Meanwhile, Bieber’s documentary film “Believe” will have a red-carpet premiere on Wednesday night and will be released in theaters on Christmas Day.

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