Los Angeles: 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.