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Forget What She Said Before, Miley Cyrus Is Totally Singing About Molly In ‘We Can’t Stop’

Miley Cyrus

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.

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(via Huffington Post)

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  • Olivia Wilson

    I reeeallly don’t understand why she didn’t just not use that lyric if she was so worried about it being censored/taken the wrong way that she’d lie about it. She basically censored herself when she did that.

  • Jessieface

    Classic failed case of ‘denying something to build speculation and then publicity’. The only way to recover from that is throwing your hands up and faux blushing ala Regina George and saying ‘You got me, I did it…..”.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Every day is opposite day for Miley Cyrus.

  • ZanBrody

    So she wants to be a rebel, but not the type of rebel that can’t make major market money. Like punk, but you know–not that poor person punk.

    Also, I’m old as shit apparently. Nobody called ecstasy “Molly” in my day. *waves cane*

  • H

    ….I totally thought it was dancing with miley and I’ve done molly…

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  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    But really is she even that relevant I mean yeah we know she is not wholesome or even healthy and will be dead by 27 but why do we care? Winehouse walks again. Except of course Winehouse actually had talent. I mean we all know Miley would be a nonentity if she wasn’t constantly being inappropriate in public. Get over your daddy issues and stop being 5 years old already can someone please pat her on the head already so she can go back to her corner and play with her dollies like a good kid. The more someone screams I am an adult while stamping their feet angrily the more that we know they are a petulant little child who didn’t get enough attention from Daddy. We all know Daddy should have given you love instead of friendship while you where growing up but get some therapy and shut up already. Stop being a Ho for Christ sake!

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