2019 American Music Awards

Marilyn Manson Clarifies Comment About Lana Del Rey Being a 'Problem'

After video leaked last November of a fake (but nevertheless disturbing) Lana Del Rey rape scene intercut with footage of Marilyn Manson, the Internet exploded with exclamations of WTF.

Manson quickly distanced himself from the clip, explaining it wasn't an actual Marilyn Manson video, but rather a fan-made clip splicing existing Manson footage with an unreleased LDR rape scene.

Controversy over? Nope. While explaining the confusing situation to NME, the publication quoted Manson as saying, "Eli [Roth, director] and I wanted to do a music video with her but she was being such a problem."

Now, in an interview appearing in next week's issue of Billboard, Manson is denying he dissed the Ultraviolence singer.

"I did not have any intention of that footage being involved with any of the other footage it was edited together with. Also, I was misquoted in the press about saying that working with Lana was a problem," Manson tells Billboard.

Marilyn Manson Explains That Lana Del Rey Rape Video

"What was a problem was trying to get into a situation where she and I could work together, because we didn't have a story yet. Eli and I are friends, and I wanted to work with Lana, but this was not a Marilyn Manson video, although it came across that way when it was released."

To sum it up: Manson did not film a music video featuring a Lana Del Rey rape scene, nor did he call her a "problem" to work with. Are we all clear? Alright, let's move on to listening to the latest song from his upcoming album The Pale Emperor.

Read the full Marilyn Manson interview in next week's issue of Billboard. 


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