You know how sometimes you put a controversial word into your enormously popular song and then later on you forget whether you meant that controversial word or just your own name, and then people ask you about it again and it all comes back to you? In this situation, you are also very famous. Specifically you are Miley Cyrus. You might recall last month when Miley debuted her song “We Can’t Stop” and people speculated about the lyric “dancing with molly,” which presumably referred to the street name for MDMA. But when asked about the lyric, Miley acted like we were all a bunch of looney tunes who couldn’t understand a Southern accent when it was right there twerking in our faces. She told Rolling Stone the following.
“I have an accent! So when I say ‘Miley,’ it must sound like ‘molly’. You’re not allowed to say ‘molly’ on the radio, so it obviously says ‘Miley.’ I knew people were gonna wonder what I’m saying in that song.”
At the time, our Crushable baloney radar was going off like crazy, and it turns out we were right. There was enough baloney in that statement to make sandwiches for an entire Girl Scout troop. Miley recently told The Daily Mail that yes, she’s absolutely singing about molly the drug, as long as you’re over ten years old and/or are not listening to the song on the radio.
“It depends who’s doing what. If you’re aged ten [the lyric is] 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 grown up. You can Google me and you know what I’m up to — you know what that lyric is saying.”
So if you know, then you know. If you don’t, then you don’t. Simple as that. Also I’m deducing from this quote that if you Google Miley Cyrus the first result must be “Miley Cyrus, born November 23, 1992, sings about doing molly.” But I wouldn’t know since I don’t use Google. I use the same fake search engines as Lifetime movie characters. So someone will have to get back to me about that.
I’m still finding it hard to believe that the phrase “dancing with molly” would require radio censoring, but maybe “molly” has been added to George Carlin’s list of dirty words. Sorry M***y Ringwald, you’re officially censored. Also, P.S., Miley, it’s generally agreed upon that growing up does not have to involve doing drugs… or even singing about them.
(via Huffington Post)