Miley Cyrus Was Singing About Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman 07/23/13

The pop star's hit single is about what you think it's about, she says. You can Google it.

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Miley Cyrus stirred controversy by seeming to allude to cocaine and ecstasy in her recent hit single, "We Can't Stop," but her rep denied these claims. Now the pop star says the song really is about drugs—but only if you're old enough to understand the references. "If you know what I'm talking about then you know," the 20-year-old singer tells The Daily MailThe song's chorus heralds party drug Molly (MDMA) with the the lyrics: "We like to party / Dancin’ with molly / Doin’ whatever we want." And the lyrics—“Everyone in line in the bathroom / Trying to get a line in the bathroom / We all so turnt up here"—seem to describe doing cocaine in the bathroom. (Getting "turnt up" means "thee act of getting drunk and high to thee highest degree," according to Urban Dictionary.) A representative for Mike WiLL Made It, the song's producer, initially claimed that the song is about “dancin' with Miley,” not molly. However, Cyrus admits that this was a cover up to ensure that the track received air play. "I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they've already had to edit it so much," she says. "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 the lyric is saying." Cyrus, who has not been shy in the past about her love for pot, recently declared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she's gotten high with Snoop Dogg, and swore she smokes more weed than him. The singer has been spotted smoking joints on several occasions and a video of her tripping on salvia in February 2010 went viral.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.