He’s certainly created more than his fair share of controversial art, but Marilyn Manson insists he had nothing to do with the recent Lana Del Rey video that involved a simulate rape scene.
Directed by Eli Roth, the inflammatory clip depicted some pretty rough stuff and the “Beautiful People” singer says he had nothing to do with it. Marilyn’s rep told press, “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.”
Shortly thereafter, Manson himself weighed in- “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], who’s my friend, and I both wanted to test out, so I let him test it out,”
Furthermore, “Eli and I wanted to do a music video with her, 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.”