Molly Deaths on the Rise - Miley Cyrus Talks Drug Use in Rolling Stone
Deaths being attributed to 'Molly' are on the rise in the US as some of the country's most popular recording artists sing about the drug.
Miley Cyrus talks about 'Molly' in her new Rolling Stone interview and admitted in July that a lyric in her new dance anthem "We Can't Stop" has a reference to Molly in the song and other artists such as Madonna and Kanye West have also mentioned Molly in concerts.
Molly is the street name for a drug that is pushed as the pure powder form of a banned substance known as MDMA, the main chemical in ecstasy.
According to a Fox News report, several people partying with 'Molly' this summer have perished and the drug is being blamed.
The report notes that there have now been "four deaths this summer, including two at a huge annual electronic music festival in New York City," and MDMA is being blamed.
More here on the tragedies from this summer and the increase in emergency room visits.
During her RS interview, Miley said she thinks Molly and "weed is so much better" than cocaine.
The 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker has opened up about her drug use, insisting she prefers so-called "social drugs" despite Hollywood being a supposed "coke town".
She told Rolling Stone magazine: "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.
"Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And Molly [MDMA], too.
"Those are happy drugs - social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You're out in the open. You're not in a bathroom."
The 20-year-old singer insisted she isn't a fan of the class-A drug - which she described as "so gross" - because it feels too dated.
She added: "I really don't like coke. It's so gross and so dark.
"It's like, what are you, from the '90s? Ew."
Miley also discussed her new video 'Wrecking Ball', insisting while people might "hate it" at first, she expects it to become as iconic as Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares 2 U', in which the singer - then bald - sings and cries at the camera.
She said: "I think people are going to hate it; they're going to see my ass and be like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe she did that'.
"And then when we get to the bridge, they're gonna have a little tear and be like, 'F**k you!' I think it will be one of those iconic videos, too. I think it's something that people are not gonna forget.
"Hopefully an artist 30 years from now will be like, 'Yo, you remember that Miley Cyrus video? We gotta do something like that.' "
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