Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson couldn’t be further from one another on the music spectrum, and now it appears that distance translates to real life, too.
The two singers are on opposite sides of a bitter battle that kicked off when Bieber began using Manson’s image on the front of a 2016, $195 Barney’s T-shirt — the phrase “Bigger Than Satan… Bieber” embroidered on the back.
Designed by Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo, the shirt (which can be purchased from Hot Topic without the Bieber reference for just $19), was said to be created with Mason’s permission.
“Thank you Marilyn Manson for signing off on the ‘Bigger than Satan’ x Justin Bieber tee,” Lorenzo wrote on Instagram in July 2016. “Thanks for understanding our approach and re-interpretation of your vision. Never would of thought printing on my vintage T-shirt collection would take us this far.”
The only problem was, Manson apparently never signed off on the T-shirt — and wasn’t happy to see the shirt on Bieber when they met for the first time.
“He was wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt,” Mason, 48, told Consequence of Sound in a new interview …read more