In a short video that surfaced shortly after the interview, the pop star said “Um, I’m actually retiring, man.”
Although the singer made the statement with a straight — albeit sunglasses-clad — face, it’s very likely that he was joking and the comment was taken out of context as the clip posted online had been cut down to seven seconds long.
Whatever the case may be, Biebs’ comment did manage to make everyone flip out on Twitter.
if @justinbieber is going to retire, I’ll break my bones and die. Bye.
— Bubbles Bieber (@iChuckBiebs) December 17, 2013
actually will jump off a cliff if you retire @justinbieber
— PLEASE JUSTIN (@Stay_For_JB) December 17, 2013
@justinbieber i’m crying so hard rn, baby you cant retire
— smile (@NattlovesJustin) December 17, 2013
Don’t leave us @justinbieber .. Don’t retire.. It would brake my heart.. Don’t..
— follow me justin (@Fredoismycrush) December 17, 2013
According to Bieber, his real answer will be revealed Wednesday when the full interview is unveiled.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 17, 2013