Marilyn Manson had some choice words for Justin Bieber last week, calling him "a real piece of shit" after the pop star said he "made [Manson] relevant again" after repurposing tour T-shirts as his own. Now, the shock rocker has shared some follow-up from Bieber after the story made headlines.
In conversation with Howard Stern on SiriusXM today (September 19), Manson revealed that Bieber had got in touch after the story broke with a text that read, "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."
In another message, Bieber added, "Anyway, regardless, it kind of stung seeing that if I came off as an asshole or was just an asshole I'm sorry."
Manson replied to Bieber saying that his "piece of shit" comment had been "exaggerated," saying, "You were just you being you. No beef here." As he told Stern, "I just said 'you were just being you,' which could mean you're just being an asshole, or whatever."
Bieber then reportedly messaged back to tell Manson that he "totally thought [they] hit it off," adding, "Again, my bad, if I was an asshole that wasn't my intention. Just want you to know that."
Manson responded, "We are cool. 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 apologize, you weren't an asshole. They asked if you were and I sort of agreed. I wasn't out to get you."
Manson also reportedly added that he wouldn't skewer him any further during his appearance on Stern's show. He even apparently promised that to Bieber, saying he would not "shit talk" Bieber on Stern. "Well thanks, LOL," Bieber texted.
Manson is gearing up to deliver his Heaven Upside Down LP October 6 through Loma Vista. He's also mapped out a North American tour and shared a video for first single "WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE."
Pick up the Biebs' latest album, Purpose, on deluxe CD and vinyl via Umusic.