Is working with Lana Del Rey a problem? Lana Del Rey, the sultry Ultraviolence singer, is in the news again due to the fake rape scene video involving her. This time, NME quoted Marilyn Manson as saying Del Rey is a problem to work with when he was interviewed about the video, but he’s since come forward to claim he was misquoted by the publication.
Last November, when footage of Lana Del Rey being violently raped leaked online, the fake but disturbing rape was intercut with footage from Manson’s “No Reflection” and “Slo-Mo-Tion” videos.
Manson’s representative, Kathryn Frazier, released a statement quickly after the video leaked.
“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. It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else’s Lana Del Rey footage.”
He then addressed the controversial video himself. NME quoted him talking about a collaboration between himself and Del Rey (with Roth directing) that never ended up panning out.
“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.”
In an interview with Billboard that’s set to hit stands next week, he now claims he was misquoted by NME and never said working with Del Rey was a problem. He goes on to say that had he ended up collaborating with Del Rey, the rape scene wouldn’t have been included.
“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.
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.”
At this time, Lana Del Rey has not commented.
With the fake rape footage aside, would you liked to have seen a collaboration between the Del Rey and Manson? Will the pair work together one day, or has damage potentially from the alleged misquote been done?
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