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Kanye West faces backlash for inviting Marilyn Manson to feature in Sunday Service stream

The Halloween event also included Justin Bieber

By Tom Skinner

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Kanye West (Picture: YouTube)

Kanye West is facing criticism for inviting Marilyn Manson to take part in his Sunday Service event yesterday.

West, who recently changed his name to Ye, brought out Manson as well as Justin Bieber and Roddy Ricch during the Halloween live-stream.

Manson has this year been accused of sexual misconduct, assault and abuse by multiple women, including his ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. He has denied the allegations, claiming they are “horrible distortions of reality”.

Screenshots from the latest Sunday Service have emerged online, showing Manson “leading a prayer circle with Justin Bieber and Kanye West”. You can see the tweets below.

According to Pitchfork, Bieber appeared with the Sunday Service Choir for a rooftop performance of ‘No Child Left Behind’, ‘Hurricane’, ‘Moon’ and ‘Come To Life’, which appear on West’s latest album ‘DONDA’. Roddy Ricch, meanwhile, performed ‘Pure Souls’.

West faced backlash over the summer after Manson took part in his ‘DONDA’ listening event. Evan Rachel Wood appeared to respond by covering The New Radicals’ ‘You Get What You Give’, while also sharing the message: “For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don’t give up.”

Manson – real name Brian Warner – is credited as a co-writer on ‘DONDA’ track ‘Jail, Pt. 2’, which features DaBaby. The rapper, who courted controversy for making homophobic comments in July, also appeared at the aforementioned Chicago show in August.