Marilyn Manson thinks Justin Bieber is “a real piece of s—” after Manson says he confronted the “Sorry” singer about using his likeness on merchandise during the “Purpose” tour.
“I ran into him in some fancy bar where a lot of celebrities — a word that I despise — go. I saw a little girl in a pink hoodie with blond hair, and it turns out to be Bieber,” Manson told Billboard. “I sit down, and I say, ‘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.'”
He continued, “I reply, ‘That was a great idea you had about doing [my song] ‘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.”
According to Consequence of Sound, a shirt featuring the phrase “Bigger Than Satan… Bieber” was sold at Barneys for $195 last year. At the time, the designer of the shirt, Fear of God, said that Manson had given him and Bieber permission — but Manson has a different side of the story.
Manson said he eventually “took all the proceeds from those shirts from him. They didn’t even fight, they were just like, ‘yea, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money.'”
“He was a real piece of s— in the way he had the arrogance to say that,” Manson said of Bieber.
Manson’s new album, “Heaven Upside Down,” will be released. Oct. 6.
A representative for Bieber has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.