OTTAWA: Justin Bieber has said he’s retiring from music. The singer, 19, luding partying underage in nightclubs and spray-painting public property in Australia, is planning to take a break from the music industry when his new album, Journals, is released next week, and it could be permanent.
”After the new album, I’m actually retiring man. I’m retiring,” he said. ”I want to grow as an artist and I’m taking a step out, I want my music to mature.’ ”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.’ ”I’m 19 I’m gonna make mistakes it’s inevitable.” A source close to Justin insisted he was just joking and has no plans to permanently hang up his microphone. “The kid’s got ambition,” said the insider.–SB