Marilyn Manson's rape scene story is confusing: Read why
Marilyn Manson is attempting to explain the horrific footage showing him "raping" Lana Del Rey — but his reasons just make the whole thing more confusing.
In an interview with NME, Manson said he was there, but he wasn't there, and it was something that his friend wanted to do as a "camera test," but someone else spliced it in with actual Manson footage, and Del Rey was being a real PITA about it (gee, wonder why?), but they're pals. Oh, and none of this jibes with what his rep said about it when the footage first surfaced.
"It wasn't a Marilyn Manson video," he said. "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."
Also, Lana Del Rey is a real piece of work when you're trying to get her to agree to a rape simulation.
"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.
"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."
What really doesn't make sense is that most of the footage shot by Roth, excluding the rape scene, made it into the official music video for "No Reflection." See for yourself:
Previously, Manson's rep said he knew absolutely zero about any of the footage and that it must be fan fiction of sorts. "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," said spokesperson, Kathryn Frazier. "It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else's Lana Del Rey footage."
Of course, Del Rey's video for "Pretty When You Cry" is pretty horrific, too, so maybe she had practice?