Dancing with who? Miley Cyrus has admitted to the Daily Mail that her newest single, which was released alongside a provocative (and unusual) video is about partying on MDMA...assuming you're over the age of 10 years old.
Cyrus, who became famous thanks to her role as Disney star Hannah Montana at age 14, has been doing plenty of legwork to shake her teeny-bopper image -- and the video for "We Can't Stop" is no exception. Featuring revealing costumes, sexually-charged dancing and plenty of unusual imagery, "We Can't Stop" was too hot for MTV UK, according to a recent interview with Cyrus. But it's the lyrics that really have parents raising their eyebrows.
The song's hook features a lyric that sounds like "dancing with Miley." But, says Cyrus, while that is one way to hear it, the real words are much more illicit.
"It depends who’s doing what," explains Cyrus, noting that "If you’re aged ten 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," adds Cyrus.
The real meaning then? Dancing with molly, a nickname for MDMA, a popular club drug better known as Ecstasy, though Ecstasy is usually mixed with other drugs (like amphetamines), while molly is usually sold as pure MDMA.
This isn't the first time Cyrus has addressed the lyric in question -- in June, she told Rolling Stone that she really was saying "Miley."
"I have an accent!" she explained to the magazine, "So when I say 'Miley,' it must sound like 'molly.'"
She seems to have changed her tune, however -- and she's fairly unappologetic about it. Cyrus has been open with her drug use in the past, but the honest admission may still come as a shock to some.
But, says Cyrus, it really shouldn't.
"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."