Los Angeles, Dec 18: Pop star Justin Bieber has said that he is planning to take a break from his music career as he wants his talent to "mature".
The 19-year-old says once his new album "Journals" is released, he will take a long break, reports contactmusic.com.
"After the new album, I'm actually retiring, man. I'm retiring," Bieber told a radio channel.
He then said he is yet to make up his mind. "I want to grow as an artist and I'm taking a step out, I want my music to mature."
The singer has also hit back at his critics and denied that he is becoming increasingly "arrogant".
"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," he said.