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Kanye West shocks fans by inviting Marilyn Manson to Sunday Service along with Justin Bieber

Kanye West continued to further his relationship with embattled rocker Marilyn Manson by inviting him to one of his Sunday Services on October 31.  

The 52-year-old heavy metalist — who boasts the title of honorary priest in the Church of Satan — was seen in all white huddling up with the controversial rapper and devoutly religious Justin Bieber

Manson made his first public outing since his sexual assault lawsuit in late August as he stood shoulder to shoulder with West at his Donda listening event at Soldier Field and is featured on the track Jail Pt. 2.

Personal Yeezus? Kanye West proved that his friendship with embattled rocker Marilyn Manson was still going strong as he invited him to one of his Sunday Services on October 31

Reach out and touch faith: The 52-year-old heavy metalist — who was an honorary priest in the Church of Satan for many years — was seen huddling up with the controversial rapper in all white joined by the likes of Justin Bieber who led a prayer circle

Reach out and touch faith: The 52-year-old heavy metalist — who was an honorary priest in the Church of Satan for many years — was seen huddling up with the controversial rapper in all white joined by the likes of Justin Bieber who led a prayer circle 

Manson — whose real name is Brian Warner — was seen in videos and photos cloaked from head to toe in all white complete with a hood and face covering that showed only his beady eyes. 

West — who legally changed his name to Ye — looked casual in a white track suit along with Bieber who led the trio in a prayer circle while a gospel choir sang in the back. 

Manson, was seen bowing his head throughout with his arms crossed at his waist and even extended his arm out to West’s shoulder during a moment of prayer. 

Famously Manson — who referred to himself once as ‘God of F**k’ — had been very open about his involvement with the Church Of Satan, making his appearance alongside the two religious crooners at a Christian gathering a bit shocking. 

During Bieber’s prayer said in excerpt: ‘We cast out any demonic negativity that would try and steal our peace today or steal our joy,’ and finished with ‘in the name of Jesus.’

Religious awakening? Manson — whose real name is Brian Warner — was seen cloaked from head to toe in all white complete with a hood and face covering that showed only his beady eyes

Religious awakening? Manson — whose real name is Brian Warner — was seen cloaked from head to toe in all white complete with a hood and face covering that showed only his beady eyes

Pious: Famously Manson — who referred to himself once as 'God of F**k' — had been very open about his involvement with the Church Of Satan, making his appearance alongside the two religious crooners at a Christian gathering a bit shocking

Pious: Famously Manson — who referred to himself once as ‘God of F**k’ — had been very open about his involvement with the Church Of Satan, making his appearance alongside the two religious crooners at a Christian gathering a bit shocking

The Personal Jesus singer had written in his 1998 biography The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell, that the Church of Satan’s founder Anton Szandor LaVey had even ordained him as a minister. 

‘Near the end of our visit, he [LaVey] said, “I want to make you a Reverend,” and gave me a crimson card certifying me as a minister in the Church of Satan. It was like an honorary degree from a university.’

In 2018 the church’s official Twitter account clarified that he was ‘not ordained’ but was given the ‘honorary gift’ of ‘priesthood.’ 

‘Almost 30 years ago, he was given an honorary priesthood for his real world accomplishments at the time. This is not “ordained” nor is it related to anything he might say decades later.’ 

Making Manson’s presence at the religious gathering more controversial, the artists has three active lawsuits against him in relation to accusations of sexual, psychological and physical abuse from over 15 different women.

Shocked: Twitter erupted with shocked reactions at the invite as one user wrote in disbelief 'Ye really brought Marilyn Manson to a sunday service'

Shocked: Twitter erupted with shocked reactions at the invite as one user wrote in disbelief ‘Ye really brought Marilyn Manson to a sunday service’ 

Prayers up: During Bieber's prayer said in excerpt: 'We cast out any demonic negativity that would try and steal our peace today or steal our joy,' and finished with 'in the name of Jesus'

Prayers up: During Bieber’s prayer said in excerpt: ‘We cast out any demonic negativity that would try and steal our peace today or steal our joy,’ and finished with ‘in the name of Jesus’

Shock value: Additionally Manson's presence at the religious gathering was frowned upon by many, as has been accused by 15 women of sexual, psychological and physical abuse, and has three active lawsuits against him

Shock value: Additionally Manson’s presence at the religious gathering was frowned upon by many, as has been accused by 15 women of sexual, psychological and physical abuse, and has three active lawsuits against him

A fourth lawsuit filed against him in May was dismissed by a judge in mid September as the court ruled the statute of limitations had passed on the woman’s claims. 

That accuser claimed she had repressed her memories of the alleged rape (which occurred in 2011) but the judge dismissed the lawsuit ‘because the woman couldn’t specify how her memory was repressed, or why she didn’t learn of it earlier,’ per TMZ

The other three active lawsuits were filed by former assistant Game Of Thrones star Esme Bianco for sexual assault, sexual battery and human trafficking and in October he lost the appeal to dismiss the lawsuit. 

Additional lawsuits were filed by model Ashley Morgan Smithline and Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters and he was named as an abuser by actress Evan Rachel Wood who he dated and was briefly engaged to from 2007 to 2010. 

The rocker has staunchly denied all allegations of sexual assault, and referred to the claims as ‘horrible distortions of reality’ that misrepresent consensual relationships with ‘like-minded partners.’ 

How it started: Manson made his first public outing since his sexual assault lawsuit in late August at West's Donda listening event and he is featured on Ye's track Jail Pt. 2

How it started: Manson made his first public outing since his sexual assault lawsuit in late August at West’s Donda listening event and he is featured on Ye’s track Jail Pt. 2 

In July Manson turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest over an incident in 2019 where he allegedly spat at female videographer and blew a ‘snot rocket’ at her. 

The rocker allegedly spat at the videographer before blowing his nose ‘at her’ during a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, and the testimony was corroborated by three others including a security guard at the event. 

Manson handed himself over to officials and was booked and released shortly afterwards on personal recognizance bail, the conditions of his release stating: that he won’t commit any crimes while on release, won’t have any contact with the alleged victim, and will appear at all of his court hearings.

In a September court hearing he pled not guilty to two counts of Class A misdemeanor simple assault. He faces a potential jail sentence (maximum one year) and a maximum fine of $2,000.

A case status hearing has been scheduled for December 27. 

Maintaining innocence: The Personal Jesus singer has since denied all claims of sexual abuse, referring to them as 'horrible distortions of reality' that misrepresent consensual relationships with 'like-minded partners'; pictured January 2020

Maintaining innocence: The Personal Jesus singer has since denied all claims of sexual abuse, referring to them as ‘horrible distortions of reality’ that misrepresent consensual relationships with ‘like-minded partners’; pictured January 2020




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