Manson had the last laugh.
Marilyn Manson had a few choice words for Justin Bieber.
I see some Internet chatter about how a feud between Manson and Bieber looks so random, but to me this makes complete sense. Part of me secretly believes they’re the exact same person.
Anyway, the rock legend clearly isn’t a Belieber.
Bieber used Manson’s image (reportedly without his consent) on a shirt for his Purpose Tour merch, so he decided to pull a little prank instead.
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“I ran into him in some fancy bar where a lot of celebrities—a word that I despise—go. I saw a little girl in a pink hoodie with blond hair, and it turns out to be Bieber,” Manson told Billboard.
“I sit down, and I say, ‘Hey, so you wore my shirt and everything onstage.’ He was one of those touchy people that hit you when they talk, and he comes up to about dick height. Then he goes, ‘I made you relevant again.'”
That didn’t sit well with Manson, who’s been an industry veteran for decades. “[Bieber] was a real piece of s–t in the way he had the arrogance to say that,” he told Consequence of Sound. And the hijinx begins.
He told the “Friends” singer, “That was a great idea you had about doing ‘The Beautiful People’ at your show at Staples Center tomorrow.’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, it was,’ not knowing that I told him an idea that I had just made up. His tour manager sat down, and I asked, ‘What time is sound check tomorrow? What time should I be there? Because we’re going to do ‘Beautiful People.” Obviously, when 4 p.m. rolled around the next day, I just didn’t show.”
Manson not only pulled one over on the Biebs, he says Team Bieber chucked some money his way for using his face on the $195 Fear of God t-shirt which featured the phrase “Bigger than God.” “It was nice though that I didn’t have to sue his company for making the shirts that he wore with his name and my face on it. They were very much like, ‘We know we’re wrong here; just take as many dollars as you want.’ So it was a double ‘f–k you,’ but wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t said, ‘I made you relevant again.'”