The 45-year-old musician clarified his involvement in an interview with NME published Thursday. The short film was originally attributed to Manson and director Eli Roth, but the star declared he never intended the scene to be part of the project.
"It wasn't a Marilyn Manson video," he asserted. "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, 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."
Sturmgruppe inexplicably released the video in November, two years after the footage was filmed. The video includes other disturbing scenes, including a bloodied woman screaming underwater, but the staged rape of Del Rey by Roth caused the immediate concern and controversy.
"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 ... that is not the intention that is represented in that film clip because that is not what I filmed, not for my video."
Roth directed and appeared as the rapist in the scene, but his intentions for the footage remain unknown. Manson spokesperson Kathryn Frazier previously explained the video by saying someone had spliced the musician's footage with the Lana Del Rey clip.
"The people put it together with my other clips," Manson reiterated. "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."
Del Rey released her third studio album, Ultraviolence, in June, while Manson is scheduled to debut The Pale Emperor in January 2015. Roth is known for directing such films as Cabin Fever and Hostel, and will release Knock, Knock with Keanu Reeves in 2015.