After sending diehard fans into a panic with retirement talk last month, pop star Justin Bieber is back into studio mode courtesy of former G.O.O.D. Music stud Kid Cudi.
While details are slim, a new photo of Cudder receiving the Biebs treatment has surfaced online this weekend.
Justin Bieber claims that he’s retiring, but he can’t seem to get out of the studio. The 19-year-old superstar was recently in the lab with none other than Kid Cudi. In the photo, which he posted on Instagram, Biebs strike a pose in front of the console, while Cudder throws up the middle finger. “Studio with kid cudi,” tweeted Bieber. Outside of the studio, he is hooking up again with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. He shared a photo of them cuddling, writing, “Love the way you look at me.” (Rap-Up)
Last week, one of JB’s reps issued a formal statement on the retirement buzz he sparked over Twitter.
Allison Kaye, GM of Scooter Braun Projects, released this statement: “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.” (RumorFix)
The Biebs broke the eyebrow-raising news to his 47.9 million Twitter followers on Christmas Eve.
“My beloved beliebers I’m officially retiring,” he tweeted late Christmas Eve.
“The media talks a lot about me.They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I’m never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle.”
“Be kind loving to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas IM HERE FOREVER”
“It’s here. #TheTruth #BelieveMovie http://youtu.be/Dh1JFPd2mts” (Justin Bieber’s Twitter)
Some media outlets immediately speculated if Bieber was really leaving the music game.
This isn’t the first time that the 19-year-old singer has suggested he’s reaching the twilight years of his career. Last week, he said the same thing in an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106 before quickly backtracking. But still! The chance of retirement! What pandemonium! What cruelty to the fans! But really? His new movie, Believe, comes out tomorrow, and he just released a new album, Journals, this week. So, by most measures, Bieber is still very much around for the time being. (Complex)
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