If you woke up today thinking there wouldn't be a Marilyn Manson and Justin Bieber dispute, you were so very wrong. Manson, fresh off releasing his new single "We Know Where You Fucking Live," has disputed Bieber and Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo's previous claims of having his blessing to repurpose his classic Bigger Than Satan T-shirt.
In a new interview with Consequence of Sound, Manson revealed that Bieber was already wearing the shirt the first time he met him. Bieber's word choice, Manson recalled, wasn't exactly gracious. "He was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, 'I made you relevant again,'" Manson said. "Bad mistake to say to me."
Manson also offered his assessment of the general Bieber vibe. "He was a real piece of shit in the way he had the arrogance to say that," Manson said. "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." Presumably, Bieber promptly stood down.
In another new interview, this time with Billboard, Manson added more context to the Bieberversy. After praising Lil Uzi Vert's Manson nods, he changed the subject to Bieber. "I ran into him in some fancy bar where a lot of celebrities—a word that I despise—go," he said. "I saw a little girl in a pink hoodie with blond hair, and it turns out to be Bieber. I sit down, and I say, 'Hey, so you wore my shirt and everything onstage.'"
After Bieber made the "relevant again" remark, Manson decided to fuck with him. "I reply, 'That was a great idea you had about doing [my song] 'The Beautiful People' at your show at Staples Center tomorrow,'" Manson said. "And he goes, 'Yeah, it was,' not knowing that I told him an idea that I had just made up." Bieber, Manson added, actually thought Manson would show up the next day "because he was that stupid."
As for that shirt, Manson revealed he actually ended up with all the proceeds. "They didn't even fight, they were just like, 'Yea, we already know, we did wrong, so here's the money,'" Manson said.
Manson's new album Heaven Upside Down is due Oct. 6. Bieber and the Hillsong crew are not expected to make an appearance.