Last year Justin Bieber channeled the God of Fuck himself when he began selling a re-purposed Marilyn Manson t-shirt as his own tour merchandise. The "Bigger Than Satan... Bieber" tees retailed at Barneys for $195 with both Bieber and designer Fear Of God stating that they had permission from Manson to use his merch in this way.
However, in a new interview with Consequence of Sound, Manson suggests that this was not quite the case and that he benefited financially as a result. The goth rock icon claims that he “took all the proceeds from those shirts." Adding: "They didn’t even fight. They were just like, ‘yeah, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money.’ He was a real piece of shit in the way he had the arrogance to say that."
It doesn't sound like Bieber left a positive impression on Manson in any way, with the pair getting off on the wrong foot almost immediately after meeting. Manson explains that when first met Bieber “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."
“The next day I told him I’d be at his soundcheck at Staples Center to do 'Beautiful People,'” Manson adds, stating that he never intended to perform with Bieber. "But “he believed that I’d show up, because he was that stupid.”