Miley Cyrus has finally come clean. The former Disney starlet, who is still wildly popular with young kids and tweens, has admitted the lyrics of her hit song “We Can’t Stop” are indeed referencing MDMA and cocaine, according to the Daily Mail.
When the first single from her forthcoming album was released in June, some of the song’s lyrics raised eyebrows. To many ears, it sounded like Cyrus sang about “dancing with molly” — a slang term for MDMA. She also seemed to make an obvious reference to cocaine use when she sang, “Everyone in line in the bathroom/trying to get a line in the bathroom. ”
A rep for the song’s producer Mike WiLL Made It shot down the rumors, claiming the lyric was actually “dancing with Miley.” At the time, the 20-year-old singer kept silent on the controversy.
Now, however, Cyrus has made it clear that those denials were strictly to ensure the edgy song got radio exposure. “If you’re aged ten, [the lyric is] Miley,” Cyrus tells the Daily Mail. “If you know what I’m talking about, then you know. I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they’ve already had to edit it so much.”
The “Party in the U.S.A.” singer doesn’t think her choice of words should surprise fans. “I don’t think people have a hard time understanding that I’ve grown up,” says Cyrus. “You can Google me and you know what I’m up to — you know what that lyric is saying.”
The racy video for the song has stirred just as much controversy. With a scantily-clad Cyrus dancing amid trippy images including skulls made of French Fries and eerie face masks, the video has been heavily censored by MTV UK.
What does the “Hannah Montana” actress have to say about the edits of her work?
“I just think the world is so lame because you can shoot people in a movie and you can let people like [George] Zimmerman off on trial but you can’t have someone going like this [she simulates oral sex gesture], that is so dumb to me,” Cyrus responded. “The world is such a f–ked up place the last thing people need to worry about is my cute little video for ‘We Can’t Stop,’ you know what I mean?”
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