Marilyn Manson sat down with Billboard to chat about his album due out next month. In between giving a glowing shoutout to Lil Uzi Vert and digging in on the current political landscape, Marilyn opened up about Justin stealing his merch for the “Purpose Tour” and the aftermath.
“As for someone like Justin Bieber, he was wearing my shirt onstage, not in a Lil Uzi way,” Marilyn says. “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.” Marilyn approached Justin to discuss how Justin was using his “Bigger Than Satan” gear.
“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,” Marilyn continues. In between his playful punches, Marilyn says Justin told him, “‘I made you relevant again.’”
Apparently, that sent the maniacal metalhead over the edge. Instead of blowing up and tearing Justin’s throat out with his teeth, Marilyn somehow contained himself and ended up getting the last laugh on Justin with a prank.
Marilyn also opened up about what came of Justin going full Kendall and Kylie Jenner on his old merch. Apparently, Justin and his team knew they were in the wrong and paid out accordingly.
“It was nice though that I didn’t have to sue his company for making the shirts that he wore with his name and my face on it,” Marilyn says. “They were very much like, ‘We know we’re wrong here; just take as many dollars as you want.'” Marilyn would’ve been willing to let the shirts go, but not after actually meeting Justin.
“So it was a double ‘fuck you,’ but wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t said, ‘I made you relevant again,'” Marilyn says. In a similar interview, he told Consequence of Sound, “He was a real piece of shit in the way he had the arrogance to say that.”
Sounds like Justin’s personality cost him a pretty penny.
(Photo credits: Marilyn Manson and Justin Bieber Instagram accounts)