According to a statement released by the Biebs' management team, the singer was trying to prove a point with his recent retiring tweets and will simply be taking a break to recollect and work on his music. They want him to take some time off from the public eye.
"Justin is a hard working 19 year old who would prefer that his recent fundraising work in the Philippines and the considerable amount raised for the cause be the media's focus more than the recent reporting on him retiring.
Regarding his recent tweeting about his "retirement" Justin felt that this was the best way to respond to the latest in a long line of inaccurate or wildly exaggerated media reports about him. He chose to channel his frustration into playing along with this baseless rumor and even used "beloved" to tip off his core fans that it wasn't real. But within 20 minutes, Justin realized that fans were confused by the media reports and clarified that he was kidding. This wasn't a planned stunt, it was just another day in the life of living under the microscope. Justin loves his fans and understands that this scrutiny comes along with his success and the interest in him from fans and media," their statement read.
Justin had fans in an uproar over the holidays when he tweeted that he was retiring. Joking or not, his fans weren't sure what was really up. A lot of others assumed it was a simple media and attention plot. The "retirement" news DID come on the day JB's new movie hit theaters. Justin's team swears that wasn't the case though.
Maybe the Biebs is just finally taking Miley Cyrus' advice? She told him he needed to go away from the public eye for awhile...you know, like she did. Look how awesome her "comeback" was/is!
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