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GRAMMYs Rescind One of Two MARILYN MANSON Nominations

Now he's only up for one.

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Marilyn Manson is down to one GRAMMY nomination in 2022. Manson was originally nominated in the Best Rap Song category for his work on "Jail" with Kanye West, and in the Album Of The Year category for his work as a songwriter and producer on West's newest album Donda. According to the New York Times, the former has been revoked after Manson was removed as a writer of the song on the new version of Donda.

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The revocation has nothing to do with Manson's ongoing legal battles as he's being sued by multiple women for sexual assault and abuse, including by actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco, as well as his ex-girlfriend Ashley Morgan Smithline. Though The Record Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. has made it clear in a recent interview that only Manson's work will be taken into consideration for the award, and not his ongoing legal issues.

"[The Record Academy] won't restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration. We won't look back at people's history, we won't look at their criminal record, we won't look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work eligible based on date and other criteria. If it is, they can submit for consideration."

"What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We'll take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of that, asking to be in attendance, and we'll make our decisions at that point. But we're not going to be in the business of restricting people from submitting their work for our voters to decide on."

Check out the full list of 2021 GRAMMY nominees here.

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