Miley Cyrus On 'We Can't Stop' Lyrics: I'm 'Obviously' Singing Miley Not Molly

on June 20 2013 7:25 PM
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Singer Miley Cyrus said she is singing her name and not referencing Molly, the nickname for the party drug ecstasy, in her new single, "We Can't Stop." Reuters/Steve Marcus

For those thinking the princess of the twerk Miley Cyrus is team Molly, you are all greatly mistaken. 
 
The singer has spoke to Rolling Stone magazine, clarifying a lyric in her new single, "We Can't Stop," that many listeners mistakenly thought referred to drug use. 
 
In the song, she sings "dancing with Miley," but many fans misheard the lyric thinking she says "dancing with Molly," in reference to a slang word used for ecstasy. 
 
"I have an accent! So when I say 'Miley', it must sound like 'Molly,'" Cyrus told Rolling Stone. "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."
 
The term has gained mainstream traction over the last year, with many artists referencing "Ms. Molly" including 2 Chainz in the Nicki Minaj hit "Beez in the Trap" and Kanye West in "Mercy." Trinidad James also mentions the part drug in one of the most enthusiastically recited lines in his song "All Gold Everything" -- "Popped a molly/I'm sweating (whoo!)," he declares on the track. 
 
Cyrus also added that her own name is now used as a drug reference for cocaine -- a fact she can thank rapper Rick Ross for, Digital Spy says.
 
"People refer to [cocaine] as 'Miley Cyrus,'" she added. "My name is used in hip-hop songs to mean that, so even if I'm saying 'Miley,' people could still find something wrong with it."
 
"We Can't Stop" debuted at the No. 11 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The song was produced by Mike Will Made-It and will be included on her still-untitled album. 
 
Check out the video for "We Can't Stop" below.