Bieber even had to compensate the Sweet Dreams singer for using the latter's image, which Manson said would never have happened if he hadn't made the "I made you relevant again" comment. According to Manson, Bieber was already wearing the shirt when he met him. Fear Of God, the shirt's designer, said that he got Manson's permission to "reinterpret" to original image, but in an interview with effect of Sound, the provocateur said that's not quite true.
Justin Bieber's objective tour merch made a big splash when it first launched, but its heavy metal aesthetic (first popularized by Kanye West) has irked plenty of metal and rock icons along the way. In an interview with outcome of Sound, Manson now says that Bieber was - shall we say - less than grateful about the whole deal.
He also stated that he saw Justin selling shirts with his face on the front and Bieber's name on the back as part of his Purpose World Tour merchandise.
"They were just like, 'Yea, we already know, we did wrong, so here's the money, ' " Manson recounted.
Manson then added, "Bad mistake to say to me".
"Of the interaction, the "Dope Show" singer also told effect of Sound, "[Bieber] was a real piece of s-t in the way he had the arrogance to say that".
Further explaining the encounter with Bieber, Manson continued, "The next day I told him I'd be at his soundcheck at Staples Center to do 'Beautiful People, '" though after Bieber apparently confessed that the T-shirt "was his idea", Manson bailed on the performance.
'He was a real touchy-feely guy, too, like, 'Yo yo bro!' and touches you when he's talking.
However, Manson now said that wasn't really how the whole thing went down.
"They didn't even fight", Manson says. "[Laughs] Alright? So stand down son".