Justin Bieber sat down with LA’s Power 106 radio station yesterday and broke the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world when he announced that he’s retiring from music.
He told listeners: ‘After the new album, I’m actually retiring man. I’m retiring.’
For those of you who don’t know, his new album Journals is due out next week.
Radio host Big Boy, reacted by exclaiming ‘What?’ and an audible gasp could be heard from the radio program’s cast of characters moments after Justin announced the news.
However while Bieber seemed adamant at first, following their reaction, he backtracked slightly suggesting he has not quite made up his mind: ‘I want to grow as an artist and I’m taking a step out, I want my music to mature.’
In words taken from Chris Brown’s script as of late, he finished up his announcement with: ‘I’m here solely for my fans and for the music.’
Before any of us could really process the news, Bieber’s camp spoke with TMZ and said he was joking. As one source put it, “The kid’s got ambition.”