Marilyn Manson reveals that creative differences existed between him and Twiggy Ramirez before sexual abuse allegations against the bassist came to light
Marilyn Manson has spoken about his relationship with his former bandmate Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez.
Manson fired Ramirez in October last year, just days after the bassist was accused of sexual abuse by Jack Off Jill vocalist Jessicka Addams.
And in a new interview with Kerrang, Manson says creative differences with the bassist persisted long before the accusations came to light.
Manson says: “I did not divorce Twiggy as a friend or brother because I still care about him greatly. But I can’t say that my musical relationship with Twiggy has been good for several years.
“My relationship with producer Tyler Bates on The Pale Emperormade something open up in me and I didn’t want to let negative energy back in my life.
“There were other people in my life that I thought were friends that I had to cut out this year, and I had to clean house and adopt a new attitude.”
Manson adds: “People mistook my kindness and generosity for weakness. So I kinda adapted this attitude, like, ‘If you fuck with me, there will be consequences.’ I have issues with intimacy. That might sound weird given that we’re lying in bed together, but y’know…”
Manson launched his 10th studio album Heaven Upside Down in 2017 and next week will head out on a North American tour in support of the record. He’ll also play a set at this year’s Download festival in the UK.