Kanye West, also known as his now-legal name Ye, baffled fans after inviting Marilyn Manson to join his Sunday Service on Halloween – despite his affiliation with Satanism and once being made a minister in the Church of Satan.

In what could be perceived as one of the most unlikely trios, Manson, who is currently facing sexual misconduct and abuse allegations, was invited to join Kanye and devout Christian Justin Bieber on stage to lead a prayer.

The images from Sunday, show attendants dressed in head-to-toe white, some of whom wore masks. The heavy metalist bowed his head during the prayer and was seen touching foreheads with West.

Some have branded the newly-formed friendship between the pair as “odd” after Manson made his first public appearance in August at West’s Donda listening event at Soldier Field. He also featured on West’s track Jail Pt. 2.

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Sunday marked the return of the rapper’s religious ceremony. The event is live-streamed to eager fans for $10 (£7.30) through Triller and Fite TV app.

One displeased viewer took to Twitter and said: “Just wasted all my f**king money, kanye forgot the lyrics to come to life and justin bieber has sang more and Marilyn manson is about to cry.”

“You’re telling me Kanye West managed to get Marilyn Manson to become a Christian?” Another said, “Anything’s possible, I suppose, but I wasn’t counting on that particular intersection of words.”

While one tweeted, “I am literally crying because this is so ridiculous. Like what even is this?”

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood was the first to publicly out Manson in her allegations, which prompted more than 15 other women to step forward, including Phoebe Bridgers, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell and Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco.

The 52-year-old, whose real name is Brian Warner, slammed allegations on Instagram back in February as “horrible distortions of reality”, insisting all of his relationships have been consensual.

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