Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are in the midst of a North American tour named “The Twins of Evil” and though Manson made headlines for missing the Toronto performance due to a bout with the flu, fans are now asking if the rocker was recently arrested. Manson shared two videos on his official Instagram account Sunday night that left fans confused, perplexed, and even worried.
First, Marilyn Manson (born Brian Warner) shared a video of himself smoking something and referenced one of his songs with the description “I don’t like the drugs.”
“I Don’t Like The Drugs” is a song from his 1998 album Mechanical Animals. Though the video stirred conversation and drew plenty of comments, it was the second video that has left fans bewildered.
In Marilyn Manson’s second and last post for the night, he was seen being handcuffed while standing next to a squad car.
The officer’s face was blurred from the camera making it difficult for fans to determine if it was a real arrest or all in good fun.
Manson captioned the Instagram video with “But the cops like me,” playing off the previous video.
You may see the video where Marilyn Manson looks as baffled as his fans while his outstretched hands are secured in handcuffs in the video player below.
At this point, there is nothing determining whether or not the arrest is legitimate. There have been no media reports indicating Marilyn Manson was taken into custody and it’s unclear if he was still in Maine or moving on to the next gig.
If Marilyn Manson had been arrested, it wouldn’t be the first time.
The shock-rocking, gender-bending artist was first arrested on Christmas Eve, 1994 after a Jacksonville, Florida show where it was mistakenly assumed he had violated the state’s adult entertainment code. He was released without charge.
He was arrested and released without charge a second time when performing in Marino, Italy back in 2001. To date, Marilyn Manson has found himself the defendant of several lawsuits, some which were settled out of court.
Stay tuned as we’ll bring you the latest update on this story and whether it was a publicity stunt, a photo, or an actual incident with law enforcement.
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