Justin Bieber And Marilyn Manson Took A Selfie Together And It’s All Kinds Of Awesome

Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson took a selfie together in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The “Sorry” superstar shared the momentous moment at his Instagram account. The black-and-white snap shows both Bieber and Manson mean mugging as the younger singer positioned his iPhone.

“Night out in la with the boys,” Justin wrote alongside the pic.

Night out in la with the boys

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Although they are from very different music worlds, Manson and Bieber’s mutual appreciation society-for-two has been going strong for some time, with one or two exceptions.

As recently as Thursday (March 17), the veteran hard rocker shared a selfie wearing a Justin Bieber Purpose Tour T-shirt on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

“Bigger than Bieber,” the 47-year-old’s caption read, in a clear reference to the Biebs’ donning a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Manson during the Canadian’s recently-kicked-off Purpose World Tour.

Bigger than Bieber

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The T-shirt Bieber wears onstage, which Manson is alluding to, was in fact designed by Jerry Lorenzo’s Los Angeles-based label, Fear Of God. The front reveals Marilyn Manson’s likeness. The back reads “Bigger Than Satan Bieber” in bold red lettering.

Now that the two music stars have met, is Manson’s decision to wear a Justin Bieber Purpose Tour T-shirt a sign of an approving gesture in response to Bieber paying tribute to him at his shows?

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Justin Bieber wears a Marilyn Manson T-shirt during his Purpose Tour concerts (Photo via Jeff Kravitz / Gett Images)

Rewinding to last July, Manson made it known that Bieber’s T-shirt choices are on his radar during the younger singer’s trip to Sydney, Australia, to attend an annual Pentecostal Hillsong Church conference. While Down under, the Biebs was spotted wearing a Manson-featuring T-shirt (from Marilyn’s Antichrist Superstar collection) during his visit.

Paparazzi-shot photos of Bieber’s mass selfie-taking with fans wearing a Marilyn Manson-featuring T-shirt blew up worldwide, like everything Bieber does. Local press and television networks covered it, followed by international media.

By the following morning, Marilyn Manson had tweeted a seeming endorsement of Bieber using his likeness.

At the time, Manson asked, “Preach. Where are you now? Church,” referencing the Biebs’ collaborative “Where Are Ü Now” single with Jack Ü’s Diplo and Skrillex.

Manson followed it up with a tweet directed to Bieber, writing, “@justinbieber the real HELL word.”

Two months later, when Bieber debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “What Do You Mean?” he recorded a video for his fans wearing the same T-shirt. Again, Manson approved.

There was an odd blimp before all that, when Manson shared an image which superimposed Bieber’s face into Manson’s art cover for his 1998 album, Mechanical Animals. The older singer captioned it The Douche Show, which seems to a rip on the title of Manson’s song “The Dope Show.”

However, fast-forward to Manson rocking a Bieber T-shirt on Thursday, then actually hanging out and taking a selfie with Bieber, and it’s clear the pair are on friendly terms. Manson also now follows Bieber on Instagram.

Meanwhile, after kicking off his Purpose World Tour in Seattle, Washington, last week to almost unanimously glowing reviews (smug music blogs damning a 22-year-old for being a fan of Kurt Cobain excepted), the pop superstar performed at the SAP arena in San Jose, California, and Oakland’s Oracle Arena earlier this week.

Tonight, the Biebs brings his Purpose World Tour to The Staples Center in Los Angeles a three-day run, before continuing on to arenas across North America and Canada. The 64-date leg wraps at Madison Square Garden on July 19. With a Justin Bieber-Marilyn Manson selfie now a reality, perhaps The Pale Emperor will be at one of the L.A. shows.

Check out some of the videos from Bieber’s Purpose concerts below.

[Images via Instagram]