Rocker Marilyn Manson has spoken out about a controversial music video depicting a rape attack on Lana Del Rey, insisting, "It was never meant to be released."

The shock rocker was linked to the film after trying to convince Del Rey to star in a music promo for him, and fans were horrified by the subsequent broadcast of the controversial clip.

Reports suggested the video, which included a scene showing the young pop star being pinned to a bed and assaulted by a man, was a new Manson promo by Eli Roth, but he has now insisted the clip was an experiment and the two men never wanted it made public.

Manson tells, "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, 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.

"Eli and I wanted to do a music video with (Lana) 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.

"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 a** if they raped somebody that I know. And obviously you can make Lana Del Rape jokes that have been in headlines..

"I consider her to a friend. Eli's a really good friend of mine and I consider this to be a grand mistake on the person who put it with my videos and I wasn't very pleased with that and I'm pretty sure the other two people involved were less pleased than I was because I really had nothing to do with it."