Marilyn Manson doesn’t have beef with Trent Reznor any more, but worry not, for there is still at least one feud to which he can devote his energy.
Manson had an issue with Bieber using his old concert merch as his own, and the feud that has resulted from this has been long and weird. It also turns out that it’s not over yet: During a recent appearance on radio station 97.1, Manson continued to disparage Bieber, by mocking his relationship with Hillsong Church and calling him a girl:
“Well he’s in some sort of sexual religious cult with an Asian version of Dave Navarro, apparently. The guy doesn’t wear a shirt, I don’t know exactly. But no, I don’t like to fight with girls, so I don’t want to fight with Justin Bieber.”
When asked about Bieber’s thought process behind re-using his shirt designs, he said he couldn’t relate to the singer’s animal-like brain:
“I don’t know, because I don’t know how to use the mind of a squirrel. It is representing rock and roll though, I appreciate the fact that you identify with the integrity that I try to represent with rock music. Because if I don’t do it, who else is going to? If you want to f*ck with that, if you tap the cobra, you’re going to get the fangs. If you kiss the cobra, you get the venom. I’m not really sure what that metaphor means, but you can just absorb that and put it into your own brain.”
Listen to the conversation below.