Miley owns up to lyric's drug meaning

Miley owns up to lyric's drug meaning
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has admitted to singing about MDMA.

The 20-year-old star has set the record straight regarding her controversial new single 'We Can't Stop' and the line "dancing with Molly", which is slang for the drug, popularly known as ecstasy.

The feisty singer joked her older fans would understand what she meant and hinted it was obvious from her recent antics.

She told the MailOnline: "It depends who's doing what. If you're aged 10 it's 'Miley', 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.

"I don't think people have a hard time understanding that I've grownup. You can Google me and you know what I'm up to - you know what that lyric is saying."

The video for Miley's new track sees her writhing around half-naked and making out with a doll, but the unedited version is far more risqué and shows the starlet simulating oral sex.

Referencing the recent US George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting case, the former Disney star blasted censorship rules and insisted it's "lame" people can't see her "cute" video in full.

She ranted: "I just think the world is so lame because you can shoot people in a movie and you can let people like Zimmerman off on trial but you can't have someone going like this [stimulates oral sex gesture], that is so dumb to me.

"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?"

More in this Section

Britain And The Caribbean among new Tate exhibitionsBritain And The Caribbean among new Tate exhibitions

Visitors delighted as National Gallery reopensVisitors delighted as National Gallery reopens

JK Rowling joins high-profile figures voicing fears for free speechJK Rowling joins high-profile figures voicing fears for free speech

Ringo Starr salutes Black Lives Matter during 80th birthday livestreamRingo Starr salutes Black Lives Matter during 80th birthday livestream


Dónal Clancy is a musician from An Rinn in Co Waterford. He will perform the music of his late father, Liam Clancy, in a special online solo performance on Thursday at 7pm as part of this year's Clonmel Junction Festival.Question of Taste: Dónal Clancy

BETWEEN 1973 and early 1975, John Lennon split with Yoko Ono, took up with his assistant May Pang and embarked on a period of intense creativity and outrageous behaviour. Lennon later described this time as his “lost weekend”.Rufus Wainwright has returned a new man

Stan O’Sullivan tells Ellie O’Byrne about the genre-busting album from 2007 that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deservesB-Side the Leeside - Cork’s Greatest Records: Louder & Clearer from Stanley Super 800

In recent times one of the most recurring and troubling conversations I have with teenagers, in therapy, is around their use of marijuana. Often parents seek out therapy because they have noticed a dramatic shift in their child’s behaviour.Richard Hogan: Beware of making light of your teen's marijuana use

More From The Irish Examiner