Kanye West’s budding friendship with Marilyn Manson continues to flourish.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper invited the shock rocker to join him and pal Justin Bieber for a prayer circle at Sunday Service on Halloween.
The unlikely trio were seen wrapping their arms around each other as they bowed their heads in prayer. They wore head-to-toe white for the religious gathering.
“Thank you for your power, thank you for your grace, thank you for your peace, thank you for your forgiveness,” Bieber, 27, can be heard saying in a clip shared on Twitter as a gospel choir chants behind him.
Meanwhile, Manson, who has been accused by several women of sexual abuse, nodded in agreement. Under his white headpiece, the 52-year-old “Dope Show” singer could be seen wearing his signature white face makeup and black eyeshadow. West, 44, had his eyes closed and his arms in front of his waist.
“Thank you that you never leave us or forsake us,” Bieber continued in the video. “Thank you that we could never be more loved than we are right now in this moment.”
At one point in the nearly 2-minute clip, the “Holy” singer says in a timid tone, “I come against any lies of the enemy, any fear … Your name is above it all. The name of Jesus is above it all. We cast out any demonic activity that would try to steal our peace today or steal our joy.”
A full livestream of the service was featured on Triller and Fite TV, and is available for download for $9.99. West revealed last year that he spent $50 million on Sunday Service in 2019, and faced two class-action lawsuits earlier this year alleging mistreatment of performers and staff.
This is the first Sunday Service that Manson has attended.
In 2007, the Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore told WikiNews that Manson was a member of their church and had been given “honorary priesthood.”
“When asked about what Satanism is he can be very articulate in explaining it,” the priest said at the time. “But his own music is his own art. His stage shows are his own, and they don’t really exemplify Satanism in particular.”
Gilmore described Satanism in that interview as a “self-centered philosophy,” in which
“you are taking on for yourself the complete onus for your personal success or failure.”
“You can’t be praying to a God or blaming a devil, or anyone else, for that matter, for what happens to you,” he added.
Manson wrote about his involvement with the Church of Satan in his autobiography, “The Long Hard Road Out of Hell,” according to Rolling Stone.
Since early this year, at least 15 women — including actress Esmé Bianco — have accused the “Personal Jesus” singer of various levels of sexual, psychological and physical abuse. Although his case against Jane Does was dismissed in September, a judge ruled in October to continue proceedings with Bianco’s case.
Manson has denied all allegations. His attorney, Howard King, told Page Six in April that Bianco’s claims “are provably false.”
Amid the onslaught of sexual assault claims, West invited Manson to attend his “Donda” listening party in Chicago back in August, which was met with much criticism.
Reps for West, who newly/legally rechristened as “Ye,” did not return Page Six’s request for comment. Manson’s rep has not returned requests either.
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