Justin Bieber is getting a little desperate for attention ... he's now trying to explain how the words "I'm retiring" are unclear.
Justin's people are now saying the singer didn't make himself clear when he tweeted he was retiring ... and that Justin is not hanging it up just yet.
Here's the problem ... this is the second time he's pulled this stunt and he knew exactly what he was doing.
It seems that Bieber is trying in an uncool way to do what Miley Cyrus has been able to pull off -- shock value with some authenticity.
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