Kanye West is widely known for using overt religious themes in his lyrics. He recently began holding his famous Sunday mass service again. This Halloween, Kanye had a couple of controversial prayer partners.

Marilyn Manson, the shock rocker who has been at the center of a sexual abuse scandal, joined Kanye in a prayer circle during the mass. The two were dressed in all white when they bowed their heads to pray together.

Canadian singer Justin Bieber also attended Ye’s religious gathering. While he’s been rumored to have been a poor partner to Hailey Baldwin, Baldwin says he treats her just wonderfully. It was Manson that really sparked controversy by showing up at the prayer event.

Four women have sued Manson alleging sexual abuse. Model Ashley Morgan claims that Manson raped and assaulted her and then threatened her life. Another former love sued him for trafficking. Naturally, fans weren’t excited to see Kanye associating with him.


Kanye appeared unbothered by the controversy at the service. Perhaps he believes that Manson can be redeemed through religion. Manson’s representatives say the allegations are false and that anything that went down was consensual. They’ve continually targeted the alleged victims and tried to discredit their claims.

Kanye West released Donda earlier this year. The album is his fastest ever to hit the coveted 1 billion stream mark. Marilyn Manson has not had a #1 album in the US since 2003. At one point in the late 1990s, he was one of the most popular acts in rock music.

Do you think Kanye West can lead Marilyn Mansion to redemption? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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