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Marilyn Manson Explains Why He's A Rihanna Fan

Manson has mad love for Rihanna, praising her videos and calling her "dangerous."

It looks like Marilyn Manson may be a bonafide member of the Rihanna navy.

NME reports that in a new interview with Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, Manson revealed that he's a fan of Rihanna's work, calling her "dangerous" and "bada**."

"Rihanna [is] dangerous," he said. "I had this conversation with [director] Tom Wyatt, prior to this video coming out. He said, 'Who do you want to compete with like in music and things like that?' I said, 'Rihanna.' [Rihanna's] 'B*tch Better Have My Money' video? That's a hardcore video."

"All of her videos are," Manson continued. "I love that video the most because A, it's hardcore, B, because it puts a b*tch having her money type, and C, because [Mads] Mikkelsen of 'Hannibal' the TV show, my favorite show, is in it. And then, D, if I'm still doing letters, that she swings a girl naked back and forth, gives her crack, kills her and has a yacht, she has a flare gun. And somehow my video is more offensive?"

Earlier this month, Manson explained that Rihanna actually inspired his forthcoming LP, Heaven Upside Down.

"Strangely enough, one of the records that influenced this album strongly, and it can't be taken literally [sonically], is Rihanna, her last record," Manson told Consequence of Sound. "That one song, 'Love On The Brain,' it really hit me because I saw her perform it and she just... meant it."

Can you picture a collab between Rihanna and Manson? Call me crazy, but I think it'd work.

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