Kanye West Has Marilyn Manson Working On ‘Donda 2’ Amid Latest Rape Allegations


Kanye West presented both DaBaby and shock rocker Marilyn Manson to the audience at his Donda listening party in Chicago last August as a statement on cancel culture. Manson then showed up at Ye’s Sunday Service in November 2021, looking at ease among the crowd shrouded in all white.

But it appears Kanye’s relationship with Manson goes deeper than just publicity stunts. Not only did Manson’s voice appear on the album track “Jail, Pt. 2,” he’s also contributing to the impending Donda sequel. In article from Rolling Stone posted on Monday (January 31), Donda 2 producer Digital Nas said, “I see Marilyn a lot in the studio. Like, every day I go to the studio, Marilyn in there working on Donda 2. 

He continued, “He doesn’t want Marilyn to play rap beats. He wants Marilyn to play what he makes, and then Ye will take parts of that and sample parts of that and use parts of that, like he did [generally when making] Yeezus. He has some producers from Yeezus working on Donda 2 this time around, [as well as] Marilyn, me, [and] a bunch of producers from Donda 1.”

As pointed out by Loudwire, the unlikely collaboration comes as Marilyn Manson continues to face numerous sexual assault allegations. Manson’s ex-girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Woods, claimed in her new Phoenix Rising documentary Manson had “essentially raped” her on the set of the music video shoot for “Heart-Shaped Glass,” which his attorney denied.

In May 2021, Ashley Walters, one of the Manson accusers who joined Wood in publicizing their allegations three months prior, filed a lawsuit against the musician for sexual assault and harassment. More recently, Manson was accused of racism, manipulation and false imprisonment in what he called a “Bad Girls Room.” 

But Digital Nas explained Kanye West has empathy for Marilyn Manson, saying, “Ye is coming from a standpoint of like, ‘We all make mistakes.’ I think that’s maybe why he had DaBaby and Marilyn at that one show. I’m just assuming it is from a standpoint of like, ‘We’re all sinners. We all make mistakes.’ We shouldn’t point the finger at someone for the mistakes they’ve made or something like that.”

Donda 2 is expected to arrive on February 22, but no one will be surprised if he doesn’t drop on time. After all, it took months for the final version of Donda to finally reach the masses.