Marilyn Manson Clarifies Involvement in Lana Del Rey Rape Video

Days ago, a video leaked online showing Marilyn Manson in a Lana Del Rey video where she gets raped, her bleeding head shoved underwater gasping for air and umm…praying mantises eating ladybugs. Perhaps due to the graphic violence (read: rape scene), Manson denied all involvement and reasoned some fan probably spliced old Manson footage together with Del Rey footage.

Well not exactly. Manson went to NME and wanted to set the record straight:

“It wasn’t 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 (Roth – director), 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. “

But hold on! Manson did want to make a video with Del Rey. Turns out she’s a major PITA though.

“Eli and I wanted to do a music video with her but she was being such a problem,” he said. “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. “

Plus, Manson ain’t down with rape.

“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. “

Manson went on to add, “Who do you think I am, Bill Cosby??”.

The NSFW video follows:

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