Marilyn Manson’s turbulent year continued over the weekend when his Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song was rescinded. The New York Times reports that Manson was removed as a writer of the song “Jail” on Kanye West’s album, “Donda.” Manson is also nominated in the Album Of The Year category for his work as a songwriter and producer on “Donda.”
Manson is being sued by multiple women for sexual assault and abuse, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco, but the Grammy revocation is not because of his legal troubles.
“[The Record Academy] won’t restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration,” said Record Academy CWO Harvey Mason Jr. “We won’t look back at people’s history, we won’t look at their criminal record, we won’t look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work eligible based on date and other criteria. If it is, they can submit for consideration.”
Manson previously denied the initial allegations made against him in an Instagram post. He wrote, “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. “