"Um, I’m actually, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring," Biebs told LA's Power 106, adding that he's "just going to take some time. I think I’m probably going to quit music."
Journals is scheduled to hit Sam Goody stores everywhere on December 23.
E! News also got the same response from an unnamed source, and noted that Bieber made a similar threat in 2012 but was just being a dirty tease.
To quote Miracle on 34th Street: I beliebe. I beliebe. It's silly, but I beliebe.