Depending on your feelings about Justin Bieber, this may be the best or worst Christmas gift you'll receive all year.
The controversial pop star announced Tuesday night that he was "retiring" via Twitter.
My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 25, 2013
The 19-year-old then immediately followed up the tweet with two more titbits about his sometimes prickly relationship with the media and a little Christmas wisdom.
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
Details behind the tweets are still unclear but the timing of the news seems to coincide with the release with his new documentary "Believe", set to open on Christmas Day. Also worth noting is that the star's plans for an early retirement have been in the makings for a few days now -- even if they have been unclear.
Last week, the Canadian singer told his fans he was calling it quits after his new album.
"After the new album, I'm actually retiring man. I'm retiring," Bieber said in an radio interview with Power 106 in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, the Daily Mail points out.
Bieber then backtracked on the statement saying he's considering a break to let himself develop.
"I want to grow as an artist and I'm taking a step out, I want my music to mature."
While Bieber's Christmas Eve tweets have sparked a storm on Twitter, his reps have a different message. They told E! News "of course it's not true." As Gossip Cop notes, Justin was merely joking about retirement. He's still has to win a Grammy first apparently.
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