Kanye West is set to collaborate with rocker Marilyn Manson on the rapper’s upcoming album Donda, after the pair took the stage together at last night’s album listening party in Chicago.
‘Marilyn Manson’s voice is featured on DONDA,’ a spokesperson for Manson tells PEOPLE. ‘And he will continue to conceptually collaborate with Ye on the DONDA project.’
The collaboration is set to cause 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.
Surprise! Kanye West set to COLLABORATE with Marilyn Manson on his Donda album despite the embattled rocker’s FOUR ongoing sexual assault cases (Pictured with DaBaby last night)
Manson – who is denying all charges – also faces accusations of sexual abuse and domestic violence from over 15 women in total, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco.
Last night, West brought Manson, as well as rapper DaBaby onstage at the Soldier Field in Chicago.
DaBaby – real name Jonathan Kirk – recently came under fire for making homophobic statements in relation to HIV/AIDs on stage at Rolling Loud in July.
Motley crue: The rapper brought out DaBaby who caught controversy after a homophobic rant at Rolling Loud
Controversy: It was the first time Manson had been seen since he was accused of sexual assault, with four different women filing lawsuits against him (pictured above: West, DaBaby and Manson on stage)
Shock factor: Kanye West was joined on stage at his Donda listening party in Chicago by disgraced artists DaBaby and Marilyn Manson
Last month, model Ashley Smithline, 36, submitted her complaint against Manson in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, outlining allegations that the rocker raped, whipped, burned and cut her.
The model also claims Manson ‘branded’ her by carving his initials into her thigh with a ‘knife emblazoned with a swastika.’
Smithline said Mason first contacted her around the summer of 2010, allegedly telling her that he wanted to cast her in a remake of True Romance, according to the suit.
Full production: Like his other two listening events, West did not sing but instead just oscillated between standing and moving to the music
Problematic: Both DaBaby and Manson have been embattled for behaviour including an unhinged homophobic rant and numerous sexual assault allegations, respectively
She is one of 15 women, according to People, to accuse Manson of sexual, psychological and physical abuse, in addition to actress Evan Rachel Wood, Esmé Bianco and Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters.
Manson has since denied all claims, referring to them as ‘horrible distortions of reality’ that misrepresent consensual relationships with ‘like-minded partners.’
As of 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’s unclear if he’s still under investigation.
‘I survived a monster,’ Smithline told People magazine (pictured) in May
Former girlfriend: Evan Rachel Wood also has alleged Manson was abusive toward her
Speaking out: Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing Manson of sexual assault and battery, and violation of human a trafficking law
Shocking: In 2019, Bianco posted this photo of her back covered in welts from a beating that was allegedly carried out by Manson, although she did not name him at the time
Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco was the first woman to file a lawsuit against Manson, alleging that the singer raped and sexually battered her.
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, claims that Manson violated human-trafficking laws by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles under the pretence that she would be acting in a music video.
A month later, Walters sued former boss Manson for sexual assault, battery and harassment, claiming that the Tainted Love artist made her work 48-hours straight and occasionally groped and kissed her.
Quick switch! Though Jay-Z had a verse on one track on the album it was revealed that West decided to swap it out with DaBaby’s
Confused: Twitter erupted after he unveiled the unlikely trio with many expressing confusion and others expressing some level of outrage
The third is a woman who has chosen to remain anonymous. She is also among more than a dozen women to allege sexual impropriety against Manson.
Last month, Manson turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest following an alleged spitting incident in 2019.
The rocker allegedly spat at a female videographer before blowing his nose ‘at her’ during a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. According to TMZ, Manson handed himself over to officials, where he was booked and released shortly afterwards.
Joining forces: The three stars appeared together on the steps in front of the huge crowd
Manson was released on personal recognizance bail under the conditions 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.
Twitter erupted after he unveiled the unlikely trio with many expressing confusion and others expressing some level of outrage.
‘Kanye West. Marilyn Manson. DaBaby. What the f**k,’ read one tweet.