Marilyn Manson has never been one to shy away from controversy throughout his career, but even he's gotta draw the line somewhere!
Last month, a bizarre clip surfaced on the web depicting horror director Eli Roth raping Lana Del Rey, but nobody seemed to know where the video came from or what its intended use was.
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Marilyn was immediately linked to the disturbing footage due to the fact that it was edited together with clips from some of his previous music videos. However, the singer is finally speaking out about the bizarre video, and he says it was NOT meant to see the light of day:
"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, 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."
While Marilyn says this particular clip wasn't meant for any of his music videos, he DID say he was hoping to shoot something with both Eli and Lana at some point, but it never quite worked out.
He goes on to say:
"Eli and I wanted to do a music video with (Lana) but she 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. But the people put it together with my other clips. And it really strongly stands out of place, it doesn't really make sense."
The clip certainly DOES stand out of place when you consider everything else in the video BUT that portion are pretty easily identifiable.
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Marilyn went on to say he would NEVER depict rape in such a way and insists it was simply leaked by an editor who had previously worked with him.
Luckily, the No Reflection singer says he's still on good terms with both Eli and Lana, so hopefully we can get a way less disturbing collaboration somewhere down the road!
Tags: eli roth, lana del rey, marilyn manson, music minute, violence