Marilyn Manson has been accused of rape, but it didn’t stop the artist from shocking fans a few months ago with a live appearance. He surprised fans when he was seen standing on stage alongside Kanye West at the Donda listening party at the Soldier Field. It was even more shocking that he had songwriting credits on the album’s song “Jail.” His contributions were subtle on Donda but it appears that won’t be the case in the sequel.

“I see Marilyn a lot in the studio,” producer Digital Nas told Rolling Stone of Manson’s contributions to Ye’s new album. “Like, every day I go to the studio, Marilyn is there working on Donda 2.

 

According to Rolling Stone, reps for Manson confirmed that he was “continuing his creative collaboration with Ye,” Digital Nas explained that Kanye isn’t necessarily looking to be controversial by his association with the rocker and could be the same reason why Ye embraced DaBaby, too. “I think it’s moreso that Ye is coming from a standpoint of like, ‘We all make mistakes,’ ” he says. “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.’ ”

Kanye West‘s Donda 2 is expected to drop on Feb. 22nd.