Kanye West (legally known as Ye West) has stirred up new controversy by inviting Marilyn Manson to his Sunday Service live stream event. Justin Bieber joined the rapper during the performance. Fans were furious by the appearance of Manson, who is presently facing multiple sexual assault charges from various women, as they chastised West.
Kanye has faced backlash before for inviting Manson to one of his concerts. Marilyn was previously referred to by the rapper at a listening party for his new album ‘Donda’ held at Soldier Field in Chicago in August. Manson was also credited as a co-writer on Kanye’s album for the songs ‘Jail’ and ‘Jail Pt. 2’.
Justin Bieber was also seen attending and performing at West’s latest Sunday Service event, along with Roddy Ricch. During a prayer circle during the Sunday Service, Justin, Kanye, and Marilyn stood together with their heads bowed down.
West had previously used Instagram to let his fans know that the Sunday Service would be performing for the first time in over 18 months. Netizens slammed West on social media for demonstrating his support for Manson yet again.
When Kanye welcomed Manson to his Donda listening party, Marilyn’s former partner, Evan Rachel Wood, resorted to social media to express her displeasure, writing, “For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don’t give up.”
In February, Wood had posted about her relationship with Manson via an Instagram post, in it she wrote, “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission.”
She went on, “I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand by the many victims who will no longer be silent.”