Bieber Taking A Month Off

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July 21, 2011 | 4:20am EST

Teen sensation Justin Bieber is planning to take a month off to “think, pray and… grow up” before he starts working full-time on his next album.
The Baby hitmaker has hired a series of rap and R&B superstars to collaborate with him on the upcoming record, including Kanye West, Drake and Chris Brown, and Bieber is hoping an extended break will help him mature before he starts the studio sessions.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve been working so hard, I’m taking a month off. It’s been great to just think and enjoy hanging out with my friends.

“I’m still growing up, and when you’re working every day, you don’t really get a chance to figure out who you are. So with the time off, I’m able to think, pray and just kind of grow up.”