Marilyn Manson puts Justin Bieber on blast again
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Although it seemed that Marilyn Manson had squashed his recent beef with Justin Bieber, the shock-rocker apparently didn’t get the memo. During a recent appearance on The Scully Show — one of his first since a falling stage prop broke his leg in two places and postponed his tour — Manson said about Bieber, “He’s in some sort of sexual religious cult with an Asian version of (Jane’s Addiction guitarist) Dave Navarro, apparently . . . I don’t like to fight with girls, so I don’t want to fight with Justin Bieber.”
The feud with Bieber started last month, when Manson trashed the pop singer in an interview with Consequence Of Sound for selling repurposed old Manson T-shirts with Bieber’s name on them. Bieber claimed he had Manson’s permission to rework and sell the shirts. Manson said that when he first met Bieber, “He said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.’ Bad mistake to say to me.”
- Manson claimed that he eventually “took all the proceeds from those shirts from him. They didn’t even fight, they were just like, ‘Yeah, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money.'”
- Asked on The Scully Show if he had any idea why Bieber thought he could get away with it, Manson said, “I don’t know how to use the mind of a squirrel. So I don’t know what he’s thinking.”
- Manson postponed and rescheduled a number of shows on his just-launched Heaven Upside Down tour following an incident on September 30th, when he was injured after a stage prop fell on him while he was playing in New York City. The accident broke his fibula in two places.
- The tour is scheduled to resume on November 5th at Knotfest in San Bernardino, California.
SIDE NOTES: Heaven Upside Down, Manson’s 10th studio album, debuted at Number Eight on the Billboard 200 album chart earlier this week with total first-week sales of 35,000 units, including CDs, downloads and streams. His previous effort, 2015’s The Pale Emperor, opened with sales of 51,000 units, although it debuted at Number Eight as well.