Marilyn Manson is not a Justin Bieber fan. After Justin used his image allgedly without his consent in Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour merchandise in 2016, Manson had some words for the pop star.
This is how Marilyn recalls the interaction: ‘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.'”
Marilyn also said, “Bieber was a real piece of s–t in the way he had the arrogance to say that.”
The 48-year-old then went on to say his response was to lie to the singer.
He says he told Bieber, “‘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.”
At the time, the brand’s designer Jerry Lorenzo posted an Instagram thanking, “@marilynmanson for signing off on the ‘Bigger than Satan’ x #jb tee.” The designer also wrote, “Thanks for understanding our approach and re-interpretation of your vision.”
However Manson said no such thing happened.