Marilyn Manson’s sexual assault allegations don’t seem to bother Kanye West, as he has been in the studio collaborating with the rapper for the Donda sequel.
Per Rolling Stone, Donda 2 producer Digital Nas told the publication, “I see Marilyn a lot in the studio. Like, every day I go to the studio, Marilyn in there working on Donda 2.”
The goth-metal singer isn’t going to be playing rap beats, but rather, Ye wants Marilyn “to play what he makes, and then Ye will take parts of that and sample parts of that and use parts of that, like he did [generally when making] Yeezus,” Nas explained, “He has some producers from Yeezus working on Donda 2 this time around, [as well as] Marilyn, me, [and] a bunch of producers from Donda 1.”
As for why Kanye is working with Manson amidst horrifying claims of rape, the producer suggested, “I think it’s more-so that Ye is coming from a standpoint of like, ‘We all make mistakes.’ I think that’s maybe why he had DaBaby and Marilyn at that one show. I’m just assuming it is from a standpoint of like, ‘We’re all sinners. We all make mistakes.’ We shouldn’t point the finger at someone for the mistakes they’ve made or something like that.”
In the latest development in the series of allegations made against Manson by numerous former partners, actress Evan Rachel Wood claimed in her Phoenix Rising documentary that Manson had “essentially raped” her on the set of the music video shoot for “Heart-Shaped Glass,” which Manson’s lawyer denied in a response statement.
Manson previously appeared onstage at Kanye’s Donda listening party last August, alongside DaBaby, who said homophobic comments during his Rolling Loud set over the summer. Manson’s voice appeared on the album track “Jail, Pt. 2” and in November, was spotted at Ye’s Sunday Service.