Kanye West will team up with rocker Marilyn Manson on the rapper’s upcoming album Donda, after the pair took the stage together last night at the album’s listening party in Chicago.
Marilyn Manson’s voice can be heard on DONDA, says a Manson spokesperson PEOPLE. “And he will continue to work conceptually with Ye on the DONDA project.”
The partnership will spark outrage as Manson, 52, – real name Brian Warner, currently has four sexual assault cases against him, including allegations of sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, human trafficking and unlawful imprisonment.
“This is not the news I wanted today. What does Kanye do?’ one concerned fan wrote on Twitter, while another said, “This is just a bad look.”
Surprise! Kanye West to COOPERATE with Marilyn Manson on his Donda album, despite the controversial rocker’s FOUR pending sexual assault cases (Pictured with DaBaby last night)
“Why would he even allow that on an album titled his mother’s name?” another fan wrote, as one user simply said, “Sick!”
Manson – who denies all charges – is also charged with sexual abuse and domestic violence against a total of more than 15 women, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco.
Last night, West brought Manson and rapper DaBaby onstage at Soldier Field in Chicago.
DaBaby – real name Jonathan Kirk – recently came under fire for making homophobic statements about HIV/AIDS on the Rolling Loud stage in July.
Motley crue: The rapper brought out DaBaby who sparked controversy after a homophobic rant at Rolling Loud
Controversy: It marked the first time Manson had been seen since he was charged with sexual assault, with four different women filing lawsuits against him (pictured above: West, DaBaby and Manson onstage)
Shock Factor: Kanye West was joined onstage at his Donda listening party in Chicago by disgraced performers DaBaby and Marilyn Manson
Last month, model Ashley Smithline, 36, filed her complaint against Manson in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, outlining allegations that the rocker raped, flogged, burned and cut her.
The model also claims that Manson “branded” her by carving his initials into her thigh with a “knife decorated with a swastika.”
Smithline said Mason first contacted her around the summer of 2010, reportedly telling her he wanted to cast her in a remake of True Romance, according to the suit.
Full production: Like his other two listening events, West didn’t sing, but fluctuated between standing and moving to the music
Problematic: Both DaBaby and Manson have been fought over behavior, including an unhinged homophobic tirade and numerous allegations of sexual assault, respectively
She is one of 15 women, according to People, who have accused Manson of sexual, psychological and physical abuse, alongside actress Evan Rachel Wood, Esmé Bianco and Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters.
Manson has since denied all claims, calling them “terrible distortions of reality” that misrepresent consensual relationships with “like-minded partners.”
In February, Manson was under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for alleged abuse, the department told DailyMail.com at the time. It is not clear if he is still under investigation.
‘I survived a monster,’ Smithline told People magazine in May (pictured)
Former Girlfriend: Evan Rachel Wood also claimed that Manson insulted her
Speaking: Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco has filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing Manson of assault, assault, and violation of human trafficking law
Shocking: In 2019, Bianco posted this photo of her back covered in welts from a beating allegedly performed by Manson, though she didn’t mention him at the time
Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco was the first woman to sue Manson for raping and sexually assaulting her.
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that Manson violated human trafficking laws by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles under the pretense of appearing in a music video.
A month later, Walters sued former boss Manson for assault, assault and harassment, alleging that the Tainted Love performer made her work for 48 hours and occasionally groped and kissed her.
Switch quickly! Although Jay-Z had a verse to one song on the album, it was revealed that West decided to swap it with DaBaby’s
Confused: Twitter erupted after revealing the unlikely trio, with many expressing confusion and others expressing a measure of outrage
The third is a woman who has chosen to remain anonymous. She is also one of more than a dozen women who allege sexual impropriety against Manson.
Last month, Manson turned himself in to police after a warrant for his arrest was issued following an alleged spitting incident in 2019.
The rocker is said to have spit at a female videographer before blowing his nose “at her” during a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. According to TMZ, Manson turned himself over to officials, where he was booked and released shortly after.
Joining forces: The three stars appeared together on the steps in front of the huge crowd
Manson has been released on personal bail on the condition that he will not commit any crimes during his release, will have no contact with the alleged victim and will appear at all his court hearings.
Twitter erupted after revealing the unlikely trio, with many expressing confusion and others expressing a measure of outrage.
Kanye West. Marilyn Manson. dababy. What the f**k,” read a tweet.