Justin Bieber to Marilyn Manson: ‘I Made You Relevant Again’ With Repurposed T-Shirt
Marilyn Manson has revealed a somewhat uncomfortable conversation between himself and Justin Bieber, which led to Manson playing an epic prank on the pop singer. While wearing a repurposed Manson shirt, Bieber claimed, “I made you relevant again,” while face-to-face with the Antichrist Superstar.
In 2016, Justin Bieber released an identical version of a Marilyn Manson shirt, featuring a large image of Manson’s face on the front. Bieber’s team repurposed the shirt with the pop star’s name on the back, charging a ridiculous $195 for it at luxury retailer Barneys. Meanwhile, you can grab the actual Manson shirt for under $19 at Hot Topic.
According to an Instagram post (above) from designer Jerry Lorenzo, Marilyn Manson signed off on the piece of merch, but in a new interview with Consequence of Sound, Manson claims otherwise. “[I] took all the proceeds from those shirts from him,” Manson says. “They didn’t even fight, they were just like, ‘Yeah, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money.’”
When Manson met Bieber, Justin was actually wearing the repurposed MM shirt. “He said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.’ Bad mistake to say to me,” Manson recalls. “The next day I told him I’d be at his soundcheck at Staples Center to do ‘Beautiful People.’ He believed that I’d show up, because he was that stupid.”
Ouch! Meanwhile, Manson doesn’t have much nice to say about the Biebs. “He was a real piece of s—t in the way he had the arrogance to say that,” Manson says. “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, you’re dick height on me, ok? [Laughs] Alright? So stand down son.”
Manson just released the killer new track “WE KNOW WHERE YOU F—KING LIVE” and announced his newest album, Heaven Upside Down, will see an Oct. 6 street date.
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