Raphael Saadiq Claims He Was Unaware Of Rape Allegations Against Marilyn Manson As He Addresses Criticism Over Photo + Manson To Be Featured On Kanye West’s ‘Donda’
Raphael Saadiq is facing lots of criticism for a recent photo of him and Marilyn Manson.
Both Raphael Saadiq and Marilyn Manson were present at Kanye West’s Donda listening event last night (8/26) in Chicago.
After the event, the soul-singer posted a picture of himself and Marilyn Mason, to which he started receiving criticism due to Manson’s alleged abuse allegations.
Following the backlash, Raphael Saadiq changed his caption writing,
“I’m taking this post down today, I wasn’t aware of his allegations, so please forgive this post. I wouldn’t want to offend anyone who’s been abused, but I want to say this, most of the people whom I’ve never seen on this page, I’m a very positive brother who only post love and positive music.”
“But you MF don’t ring my bell for positive post. I guess that’s why negative s*** is so popular, y’all sit around and wait for s*** like this. My post and views are very low numbers and I like it like that, but as soon as it’s something y’all don’t like, millions of new people hit the page. Y’all should try [to] ring my bell for all the positive things, click on a good song, or a beautiful positive waterfall, or mountains, but y’all go straight crickets for Gods creative nature, who’s really the DEVIL!!! It might be you #Donda forgive all typos.”
Marilyn Manson was recently accused by Westworld star, Evan Rachel Wood of abuse during their relationship. She shared a message via Instagram in February and said,
“I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”
The rock star, who was reportedly first accused of abuse in 1998, responded saying,
“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how and why others are now choosing to misinterpret the past, that is the truth.”
Despite accusations against Marilyn Manson, Kanye West is still planning to team up with the rocker for his upcoming album, Donda.
A spokesperson for Kanye West said,
“Marilyn Manson’s voice is featured on Donda and he will continue to conceptually collaborate with Ye on the Donda project.”
Kanye West previously sampled Manson’s song, ‘The Beautiful People’ on his song “Black Skinhead.”
At this time, the photo is still available on Raphael’s page.
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