Last month music fans were shocked by a disturbing video allegedly leaked
from the Marilyn Manson unreleased video archives, depicting a violent and disturbing rape simulation between Golden Globe
nominee, Lana Del Rey
, and Manson's friend, video director, Eli Roth.
At the time, Manson kept mum on the video and involvement, but weeks later has come forward in an interview with NME
, telling his side and calling the video, a "camera test."
"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], 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," he said. "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 also let it be known his collaboration with Del Rey was thrown out due to her diva-like behavior. "Eli and I wanted to do a music video with her, but she was being such a problem..."