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Marilyn Manson Discusses Firing Twiggy Ramirez


Marilyn Manson has opened up about the dismissal of his longtime guitarist Twiggy Ramirez. His longtime bandmate was let go following rape allegations and now Manson says that the allegations weren't the only reason for cutting the tie.

"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 producer Tyler Bates on The Pale Emperor made something open up in me and I didn't want to let negative energy back in my life," he revealed in an interview with Kerrang.

He adds:

"There were other people in my life that I thought were friends that I had to cut out this year, and I had to clean house and adopt a new attitude. People mistook my kindness and generosity for weakness. So I kinda adapted this attitude, like, 'If you f**k 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…"

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