Marilyn Manson previously fired bassist Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White, following a rape accusation, but now it seems those allegations were not the only reason for his decision. During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Manson said that he “can’t say that [his] musical relationship with Twiggy has been good for several years.”
Manson said the following:
“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 Tyler Bates on [2015’s] ‘The Pale Emperor‘ made 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 my friends that I had to cut out this year, a lot of betrayals that surprised me, and I had to clean house and adopt and new attitude.
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…”
[via Ultimate Guitar]