Is Chris Brown planning to quit music for good?
The R&B singer caused quite the stir Tuesday after a series of tweets appeared on his Twitter page, suggesting he may retire from the music industry. The tweets have since been deleted, but several media outlets posted them before they "mysteriously" disappeared from Brown's Twitter page.
"Don't worry mainstream America. After this Xalbum, it'll probably be my last album," one tweet revealed, as seen here. Another one noted, "Being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent," he continued. "I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I'm cool & over it!"
The "mistake" the tweet refers to may have to do with the 2009 pre-Grammy Awards assault involving his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Rihanna, 25.
On Wednesday morning, Brown, 24, appeared to be moving on from his previous music doomsday tweets, as he immersed himself in his work: "Just finished the edit of "love more" video ft @NICKIMINAJ and I hope you guys love it. Another video I've directed. #somethingtotalkabout"
Brown wouldn't be the first music star to hint at an early retirement. Several acts have done the same or actually "retired" only to reappear shortly afterward. Could Brown's tweets be a publicity stunt, or just a brief moment of frustration with the media and fame? Or did someone hack his Twitter account, perhaps?
Retirement or not, Brown has a new album coming out soon -- his latest effort, "X," arrives on Aug. 26.