The singer has tried to clarify his involvement in the controversial video which leaked online last month.
Last month a controversial NSFW video leaked online, directed by Eli Roth, which depicted singer Lana Del Rey being raped. The footage was said to have been shot for a Marilyn Manson music video, however the singer’s camp quickly released a statement denying his involvement. Now Manson has finally spoken out about the video and the exact nature of his involvement.
Marilyn Manson has spoken for the first time about the controversial Lana Del Rey video
Back when the video leaked online in November, a statement from Manson’s camp read, “"Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with his music.” Adding, “It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else's Lana Del Rey footage.”
Now in an interview with the NME Manson has tried to clarify how he became associated with the disturbing clip. “I didn’t deny involvement in it” the singer told the magazine. “I just simply said it was not meant to be a Marilyn Manson video.”
“The editor of the company that put it out was somebody who's edited my videos, that video was something that was done with a camera that Eli, who's my friend, and I both wanted to test out, so I let him test it out.”
“What they filmed was put in context seemingly as if it were a Marilyn Manson video, and that was in no way the intention,” Manson continued.
The leaked video depicted singer Lana Del Rey being 'raped'
Manson then went on to say that he and Roth had wanted to make a video with Del Rey, but it didn't happen because the singer “was being such a problem.”
“Although I still respect her, I'm friends with her. I just left, I was tired, I was not willing to make that part of the video. Eli and I originally had intentions of making a video with her, but that is not the intention that is represented in that film clip because that is not what I filmed, not for my video.”
Last year, during an appearance on Larry King’s talk show, Eli Roth said he had filmed footage with Manson and Del Rey saying, "The footage is so sick, it's been locked in a vault for over a year.”
Manson ended the interview by saying, ”But the people put it together with my other clips. And it really strongly stands out of place, it doesn't really make sense. I would not make a video of that nature, nor would Eli. I don't think either of us were ever intending for that to be seen, it was more of a camera test. I'm a person that would beat somebody's ass if they raped somebody that I know.”
Marilyn Manson’s new album The Pale Emperor will be released on January 19th.