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Justin Bieber hangs out with Marilyn Manson

Justin Bieber has cemented his unlikely friendship with shock rocker Marilyn Manson by taking a selfie with him.

The pop superstar has been showing off his admiration for his rock idols with his choice of T-shirts both onstage and off lately. He turned heads as he launched his Purpose World Tour in Seattle, Washington earlier this month (Mar16) by donning one of Manson's promotional tops for his show.


Manson returned the compliment by donning his own Bieber T-shirt in a social media snap he shared online on Thursday (17Mar16). He captioned the Instagram image, "Bigger than Bieber".


Some fans perceived Manson's post as a jab at the Baby hitmaker, but the pair proved there are no hard feelings on Saturday (19Mar16), when the rocker and the pop superstar met up in Los Angeles.


Bieber documented the get together in a photo on Instagram, in which the two musicians are featured posing with their lips pursed. The young star captured the moment on his cell phone.


"Night out in la with the boys (sic)," the singer captioned the black-and-white shot.


No further details about the meeting were available as WENN went to press, but Bieber was in town ahead of his two-night stint at Los Angeles' Staples Center, which began on Sunday night (20Mar16).


Manson's Instagram post last week (ends18Mar16) wasn't the first time the Personal Jesus rocker has commented on Bieber's fashion sense. Last July (15), he reposted a photo of Bieber wearing another tribute T-shirt, and wrote alongside the snap, "Preach. Where are you now? Church."


Meanwhile, Bieber turned boozy philosopher during an impromptu appearance and speech at the 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood, California, on Saturday night (19Mar16).


In footage obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the pop star took over the DJ booth to address the crowd as his hit Sorry was playing.


The clearly tipsy singer said, "Yo, you guys having a good night tonight?" before explaining he had some issues to discuss.


He mused, "I think people hate on people who are themselves, you know? Maybe I'm drunk or maybe I'm just speaking real s**t, but I feel like a lot of the reason why there's so many people that hate on me is 'cause I'm just myself.


"You can hate on me for being myself, too, but... if you just are yourself and are OK with just being yourself and making spontaneous decisions and just, like, wearing whatever you want to wear and doing whatever you want to do - we're going to make bad decisions sometimes, but we ultimately want to make good decisions. So let's try to make the best decisions as we possibly know how to give and have a good night!"