Hey, remember when Justin Bieber was a fresh-faced young pop star and not the cockiest little turd to ever sport an undercut and some flash-art tattoos? It was long after Marilyn Manson came onto the scene, but that doesn’t excuse how rudely Bieber treated Manson after producing a $195 T-shirt with Manson’s face on it and the phrase “Bigger Than Satan … Bieber.”
Our sympathy for the devil comes from an interview with Consequence Of Sound, where Manson tells his side of what happened after the release of Bieber’s grunge-adjacent line of insanely expensive tour merch last year. At the time, Bieber and designer Fear of God insisted that Manson had given permission for the image to be used, which Manson flatly denies. Then he met Bieber, who “was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.’” Maybe Bieber’s just mad because, despite all his efforts, he still can’t suck his own dick?
Anyway, eventually Bieber’s legal team gave Manson all the proceeds from the shirt—“they were just like, ‘yea, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money,’” Manson says—and Manson got his own personal satisfaction by telling Bieber he’d show up at one of his shows, a promise he had no intention of keeping. Manson still holds a grudge, though, saying, “He was a real piece of shit 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, you’re dick height on me, okay?”
Meanwhile, Manson is eager to work with rapper Lil Uzi Vert, who also frequently wears Marilyn Manson shirts, just without his name attached and a significant markup. Lil Uzi Vert also had a custom $222,000 chain bearing Manson’s likeness made up earlier this year, lest you thought there were any everyday people in this story.