Odd couple Marilyn Manson and Kanye West now making album together

Marilyn Manson Kanye West
Manson by Andreas Lawen, Kanye by David Shankbone. Via Wikipedia.
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Disgraced shock rocker Marilyn Manson understandably does not have a lot of friends these days. The awful abuse allegations continue to mount, and there are understandably not many artists who want to collaborate with Manson these days. Except, of course, newly minted Manson BFF Kanye West.

The two have joined forces together creatively on a few occasions recently, from West appearing on Kanye’s latest album to being a part of that album’s event promo cycle.

We’re all for cross-genre artistic collaborations, but if we’re being honest, the whole thing feels cringe as all hell. Especially given West’s recent comments that Manson’s abuse of women was basically “a hug”:

“All the #MeToo – like, when I sit next to DaBaby and Marilyn Manson … for five songs, you know, it’s like they can’t cancel a song,” said Kanye, as transcribed by Consequence of Sound. “They’ll hit you with the accusations or somebody who you was with 10 years ago. And also, there’s women who’ve been through very serious things, pulled in alleys against they will – that’s different than a hug, but it’s classified as the same thing. It’s power and politics. You know, power-hungry maniacs and just, control. This is Nineteen Eighty-Four mind control that we in. And mob mentality.”

Now, as our friends at MetalSucks pointed out,  Manson and West are hard at work in the studio on Ye’s forthcoming ‘Donda 2’ album. According to a newly published Rolling Stone article:

“I see Marilyn a lot in the studio,” producer Digital Nas tells Rolling Stone. “Like, every day I go to the studio, Marilyn is there working on Donda 2.”

He doesn’t want Marilyn to play rap beats,” Nas says. “He wants Marilyn to play what he makes, and then Ye will take parts of that and sample parts of that and use parts of that, like he did [generally when making] Yeezus. … He has some producers from Yeezus working on Donda 2 this time around, [as well as] Marilyn, me, a bunch of producers from Donda 1.”

To each their own, but can’t say we’ll be rushing to hit play on this one when it drops.


Words by: The Pit staff.


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