Marilyn Manson isn't happy that Justin Bieber told him he'd made Manson "relevant again
For his 2016 summer tour, Justin Bieber sold -- and wore -- a re-purposed Marilyn Manson t-shirt, featuring the Antichrist Superstar's face on the front, and the phrase "Bigger than Satan...Bieber" on the back. In an interview with Consequence of Sound, Manson now says that Bieber was -- shall we say -- less than grateful about the whole deal.
Manson explains that when he first met Bieber, "he was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, 'I made you relevant again.'"
"Bad mistake to say to me," Manson says. "He was a real piece of s*** in the way he had the arrogance to say that. He was a real touchy-feely guy, too, like, 'yo yo bro!' and touches you when he's talking. I'm like, you need to stand down."
The iconic shock-rocker then told Bieber that he would meet him at his soundtrack at Los Angeles' Staples Center, but he never did.
"[Bieber] believed that I'd show up, because he was that stupid," says Manson.
When Bieber first debuted the shirt last year, the designer thanked Manson for "signing off" on it and for "understanding our approach an re-interpretation of your vision." Manson now says he "took all the proceeds from those shirts."
"They didn't even fight," Manson says. "They were just like, 'Yeah, we already know, we did wrong, so here's the money.'"
Perhaps the lesson here is to never trust selfies that make celebrities look like they're bros.
Barring any further Justin Bieber feuds, Manson will release his new album Heaven Upside Down on October 6.
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