Marilyn Manson says Uzi reminds him of himself at that age.
Marilyn Manson has went from North America's Anti-Christ to Lil Uzi Vert's OG. On multiple occasions, we've heard the rapper express his appreciation for Marilyn Manson, even going as far as getting an iced-out chain with the veteran rockstar on it. While the friendship between the two has been documented on social media on a few occasions, Marilyn Manson has now opened up about his relationship with Lil Uzi Vert.
Manson went to Zane Lowe's Beats1 radio show to premiere a new single however, it didn't take long for Lowe to ask Manson how it felt to be a renaissance man of sorts, inspiring this new wave of rappers making dark music which ended up leading to Manson speaking on how he met Uzi.
"So, I’m at this hotel and I’m having dinner with Rick Ross, who said his dream is to work with me. He ghosted me a bit. But the same night, I hung out with Lil Uzi after we had talked. And we talked a lot. He ghosted me also. I don’t know if by the time this airs, he will have still ghosted me." Manson said, before trying to clarify whether he used the term "ghosting" correctly.
Since then, their relationship has blossomed into a playful bond. Throughout the interview, you get the sense that they have quite an interesting relationship with each other. Manson says he did listen to Lowe's interview with Uzi after he released Luv Is Rage 2 when Uzi called him "annoying" for not answering his FaceTime call. To which Manson asked "Who responds to FaceTime video calls?"
However, Manson later reveals that he's a fan of what Uzi's doing right now.
"I like his new record way better than the first one. The first one, I saw the potential in him because he had this attitude that reminded me of me when I was his age. I don’t want to sound aged by saying that, it just sounded like what needed to happen. But it wasn’t fully formed."
One of the more humorous parts of the interview is when Manson said that Uzi asked him to help him get older women. Manson had to get a bit of a roast in by telling Uzi he just turned 22 so everyone is older than him.
He ends his segment by talking about why this new generation of rappers and artists alike acknowledge him as an influence in their music.
"They’re hardcore and they have a different lifestyle that’s unlike mine. I’m white from the midwest. They’re from a different lifestyle. But people know real when they see it. And real scars show it. Mental, physical, musical, all of them."
Listen to the full interview below. The Uzi chatter begins around 4:50.