Marilyn Manson sat down with Consequence of Sound to discuss the time Justin Bieber told Manson that he had made him relevant again after Bieber had repurposed an old Manson t-shirt. CoS writes that the designer of the shirt, Fear of God, and Bieber stated they had permission from Manson to recreate the shirt that included the words “Bigger Than Satan … Bieber” with a picture of the “Beautiful People” singer and sold for $195.
Manson disagrees with the statement that he granted permission and had this to say:
“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.’ He believed that I’d show up, because he was that stupid.
“[I] took all the proceeds from those shirts from him. They didn’t even fight, they were just like, ‘yea, 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. 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.”