Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson had a text fight
Rob Kardashian vs. Blac Chyna, Jay-Z vs. Kanye West, Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie; these are some of the biggest celebrity feuds we have ever seen in the modern era. Whether it was Chyna documenting herself in another man's bed, or West asking Jay-Z not to kill him in a public breakdown, celebrity feuds are exciting, dramatic and the perfect source for memes (AKA the best thing about the internet).
However, the past few days have seen the biggest of them all, and I'm not quite sure how to carry on with my everyday life.
First, some context. We all know Marilyn Manson, right? That hella creepy guy that scared the living daylights out of you when you were a child but then you found out he was actually called Bryan Warner and he suddenly became a lot less scary. Well, he has been a little ticked off with everyone's favourite popstar, Justin Bieber, recently and it has all culminated in a public spat, one that ended with a possible collaboration between the two vastly different artists.
It all began last July when Bieber began selling vintage Marilyn Manson merchandise but "reinterpreted" to have his own name on it. Astonishingly (and this is the most shocking part of the whole story), people were actually buying these monstrosities for $200 a pop, and Bieber was making a hefty amount of cash off of the shirt.
Despite reportedly clearing the shirt designs, in an interview with Consequence of Sound, Manson said that things quickly went wrong with the "Baby" hit maker: "he was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.'"
"Bad mistake to say to me," Manson added.
"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, ok?’ [laughs] ‘Alright? So stand down son.'"
"The next day I told him I’d be at his soundcheck at Staples Center to do ‘Beautiful People’". Manson says he had been joking but that Bieber "believed that I’d show up, because he was that stupid."
Manson goes on to reveal that he has now taken all the proceeds from the t-shirt sales, and said that "They didn’t even fight, they were just like, ‘yea, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money.’"
However it seems that Bieber took exception to Manson slandering his name, and he quickly text the heavy metal star offering his apology. Manson appeared on SiriusXM to share the details of the conversation, saying Bieber had initially text him saying: "Bro, it’s Bieber what’s up with that article? I thought we had a pretty pleasant interaction. Also, if anything wasn’t squared away with the T-shirts I’m so sorry".
Bieber continued, adding: "Anyway, regardless, it kind of stung seeing that if I came off as an asshole or was just an asshole I’m sorry."
Manson said that he replied to the singer, saying that his initial comments had been exaggerated: "You were just you being you. No beef here."
Bieber continued the apology train, responding: "Honestly, I totally thought we hit it off. Again, my bad, if I was an asshole that wasn’t my intention. Just want you to know that."
"We are cool," Manson said he responded. "People just made that shirt stuff into a fake feud. Let’s turn it upside-down and fuck the press and do something together. It will be the best. And don’t apologise, you weren’t an asshole. They asked if you were and I sort of agreed. I wasn’t out to get you."
So after all of that, we may see a collaboration between Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson, which is something I'm sure we can all agree we don't need right now.