Miley Cyrus Was She On Molly During the VMA Show?

Was Miley on Molly during MTV Show

During a work discussion about Miley Cyrus and her VMA performance, someone asked what “Molly” was and then went on to question whether or not Miley Cyrus had been on the drug during the show.

Valid question.

Watching the footage of Miley Cyrus’ performance, and we are being polite by referring to her sexual gyrations as a performance, something comes off as being very wrong with the young pop star. Not just in the over-sexualization of her routine, but in her whole attitude.

Having been around enough young people who use “mind altering” drugs as a pastime, the signs were there. The over excitement, the lack of rhythm, the everything.

But before heading down that particular road of finger pointing and accusations, let us look at what “Molly” is.

In Miley Cyrus’ song We Can’t Stop one of the refrains in the song is the lyric “Dancing with Molly.” Fans of the ex-Hannah Montana star refute that she is singing Molly, they say it is Cyrus’ pronunciation of her own name. Which, does make a certain amount of sense. She is, after all, from the south so she could be putting a “hillbilly” twang on her own name. But in all likelihood, she probably is not.

Country twang or not, Miley Cyrus looked like she was on something on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and it could very well have been Molly. Something snorted before she hit the stage on the live show perhaps.

Molly aka Mandy is slang for MDMA. What is MDMA? A rose by any other name it is more commonly referred to as Ecstasy. A drug that leapt in popularity during the rave period of the 1990s. E, as it is also known, was sold at raves and one thing that the drug induced, besides dehydration was a euphoric “love the world” type high.

But only the pill form of MDMA is known as Ecstasy. If it is in a powdered or crystallized form it is called Molly or Mandy. MDMA in either form can, as we pointed out above, induce euphoria; a sense of closeness with others; a lowered anxiety level; and, according to Wikipedia, a mild psychedelia.

While studies have shown that MDMA may have therapeutic benefits and can facilitate therapy sessions in certain people on the street, it is an illegal substance in most countries.

MDMA or Ecstasy has been responsible for a number of teen and young adult deaths. Enough that several countries have attempted to educate the younger population of the dangers of the “happy” drug.

Anyone who has watched Cyrus in her live performance on the MTV Video Music Awards can see that something was wrong with the 20 year-old singer. While most in the audience, both there and at home, reacted in disgusted horror, others were watching what appeared to be a performance with almost suicidal intent.

Has Miley Cyrus finally killed off Hannah Montana? The obvious answer is yes. But her performance on Sunday’s VMA may also have killed off her career. It was difficult to watch and it did seem as though she was “on something” while she was on stage. You don’t have to stretch your imagination too far to ask if it was Molly, not Miley who was performing that night.

By Michael Smith
United Kingdom


43 Responses to "Miley Cyrus Was She On Molly During the VMA Show?"

  1. Sarah   April 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    She was probably coked up. Not MDMA, but coke. It’s too hard to focus on MDMA, but with coke she could still perform, with the drug giving her the confidence to pull it all off.

  2. Trev   October 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    definitely E’d up , just look at her white , dry tongue and huge pupils ,

  3. Anonymous   September 29, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Which is such a selfish and childish thought. She will regret this performance someday and I predict she will die young unless someone can halt the train wreck…

  4. Jim Beam   September 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    You cited Wikipedia. Really? This is beside the point, but MDMA and ecstasy are two completely different things. They produce the same feelings but are not the same drug. Do proper research.

  5. ari   September 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    lol if you watch her we can’t stop video and pay attention to her, look at her eyes and her body movements, totally rolling

  6. SloppyTuna   September 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    If you have ever experimented with MDMA in any form, it was obvious that Miley was high as a kite. If you have never experimented with the drug,and have no frame of reference, then she just appeared to be a singing blow up doll grinding on an old man.

  7. candice clarke   August 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    oh my, all the comments saying ‘leave her alone’ and ‘shes saying shes not H M anymore’ – seriously, WTF! Naive and stating the obvious. this is more than a statement. its a cry for help.

  8. candice clarke   August 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    she is CLEARLY on something. take it from someone who has dabbled from time to time and knows what it likes dancing when u think u r oh so amazing at it cuz u r jus totally f****ed. thats exactly what she is doing. the fact all of her movements are so big too, and miming all the lyrics cuz she just cant keep her jaw still, and the tongue poking and opening her mouth as wide as possible. tell tale signs she was wasted. shame, i feel for her. it may be fun for a while but the come downs will suck soon!

  9. jdelaney   August 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    So what if she’s on drugs cuz it’s not like they’re hurting her cuz she was smiling, right? Plus she’s beautiful! And her new CD is like gonna be the biggest thing this year! And Liam loves her and her mom is proud and she should win the Noble Piece Prize and blah, blah, blah, etc ad nauseam.

  10. mich   August 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    If you look some pictures of that night you can clearly see that her pupils are extremely dilated, and yes too much ecstasy can cause these problems with her mouth, i didn’t watch the show but i have seen enough by looking at the pictures, so i can definetly say she’s on mdma

  11. Sandy   August 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

    What is the difference between Miley’s performance and Lady Gaga or Madonna’s back in the day? Why do we accuse her of being on drugs or have issues? Did we accuse gaga or Madge of the same thing when their performances were a little off? Nope.

  12. cameron   August 30, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Snark fish, cockthumper

  13. brittany chestang   August 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Me personally i love miley i dont think shes on drugs but i could be wrong i still think shes beautiful but people are bein very judgemental if people would worry about thereself they would have alot to worry about just saying #TeamMILEY!!!!

  14. Poster Nutbag   August 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Fluff head – space antelope –

  15. Krys   August 29, 2013 at 2:29 am

    If she was on anything it doesn’t matter your not her and many teens and adults are using this drug and others that are more dangerous! You think she cares what you all have to say about her performance, probably not!!! Let it go. It’s done and over with. Personally I liked it bc I know how Miley is and her behavior she is 20 for god sake. It’s not our business if she is on anything ! You all still see her as the Disney star she once was, not who she is now! Like I said its over with. Get over it!

    • Eric Argoni   September 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      the reason people are angry is because of all the young dumb teens who look up to her, saw this. miley is role model and shes basically tellng her fans to be immature sluts who do drugs. it was the nastiest performance ive ever seen. she basically killed her career. it will never go away.

  16. jc   August 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    my guess is molly and coke. She does sing about both and it definitely comes off that way.

  17. hannah94   August 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

    It’s obvious she was on something thats why she kept doing stuff with her tongue. The face of the bear on her one piece was high too, blood shot eye and tongue sticking out. Myley seriously needs to tone it down a bit she just seems like a try hard, she has made her point, she’s not a disney girl anymore. Just put your clothes back on and keep your tongue in your mouth!

  18. Mike poseidon   August 28, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Why do you think she kept sticking her tongue out and doing what she was doing with her mouth?

  19. trinity hamilton   August 28, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Of course she is on drugs and referring to drugs….everyone talks about molly but has no one noticed in the song she says waiting in line to get a line?

  20. Steve   August 28, 2013 at 4:18 am

    “Of course. I’m singing about Molly, you idiots!”

  21. DruggiesSuck   August 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I think she’s on Meow Meow! MCAT – Drone etc…. Sooo obvi

  22. Craphound   August 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I saw no entertainment value in her performance . She looked like a fool , trying to act grown up . For me it didn’t work . Drugs we very evident in the prefomance or lack there of . Was around the industry along time , I know from where I speak .

  23. kat   August 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    miley definitely seems to be on molly, maybe molly mixed with other drugs but the excessive mouth movements (sticking out her tongue), dilated pupils during and after the performance, and lack of control over her movements and pitch really seems like a person on a fairly large amount of molly. rolling tittttayyysss.

  24. Pam Renee   August 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Ick. The entire trainwreck was a rhythmless gurn-fest from start to finish. Definitely drug-induced.

  25. Rob   August 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

    All speculation, more likely coke, or perhaps nothing and she was just having fun. She got the attention she wanted and its all the media has been talking about. Poor Gaga, no one noticed her. Molly in the USA is mostly cheap Methylone from Canada or China… similar effects, but shorter high and more speedy. Pure MDMA or good Ecstasy is not an easy find in the states.

  26. jrt1990   August 27, 2013 at 7:40 am

    This is an opinion piece, which is a form of journalism, so to say that it’s not because there apparently aren’t any facts makes you sound like a moron. Yes, she is talking about the drug Molly in her song and if you paid attention you’d realize she’s not the only big name artist doing it. Tyga has an entire song dedicated to trying to find the stuff and it gets mentioned by other rappers all the time. And yes, Molly and extacy are essentially the same thing. Producers realized they were scaring too many people off by mixing it with whatever else was put into an extacy pill, so now it’s sold in it’s purest form and is very expensive. ($20 / 0.01 grams). It was pretty obvious Miley was on something that night and based on her performance, Molly would have been my guess regardless. I wish it weren’t true. Molly was fairly underground for the longest time and the majority of users taking it knew the affects and were responsible about it. Now Miley Cyrus is rallying every American teenager’s mom to collectively ask, “What’s Molly?” /rant

  27. Rich   August 27, 2013 at 6:32 am

    No, shes high. She could have done this same performance in a much more seductive manner. Viacom obviously ‘OK’d” this performance too. Which maks me believe, that she just gave a bad performance. Using her “performance enhancing” drugs.

  28. Rae   August 27, 2013 at 4:18 am

    I watched it with my 20, 19 and 16 year old children… My girls loved her but whilst watching the performance they were all commenting on what type of drug she must be on… I hope she isn’t and it was only a performance gone bad for her own sake…

  29. Bobbie   August 27, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Whether on drugs or not, her performance was simply disgusting! God help her and the people who actually thought the performance was ok.

  30. Frankie   August 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    She took something, just take a look at her tongue. It’s coated and chalky white.

  31. WilsonHood   August 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Might just be the dumbest article I’ve ever read. Thanks idiot.

  32. mr. miner   August 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    in the united states… we dont call it molly… we call it fluffhead.

  33. O'Neil Platnium Chin Petty   August 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    If you look at her performance she is wayyyy off beat! Not something you typically see from any entertainment of that caliber especially after seeing the twerk video… she obviously has rhythm! The biggest sign for me was how out of control her tongue was! It may have been rehearsed to look sexy but it looked sad and gross during the performance. Probably because she used before going on stage. If you look at the photos from the moment she took the stage throughout the rest of the night, she couldn’t control her tongue! I agree 1000%…. MOLLY !

  34. andy   August 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    She has actually admitted that she is saying molly in a recent interview you idiots. She is on drugs. Smh

  35. Fluffhead   August 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Was Michael Smith on heroin when he wrote this article? From what I understand heroin would make it harder to write and this is a terrible article devoid of any supporting evidence so I’d say you don’t have to stretch your imagination too far to think so.

  36. Shamir   August 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Agreed with Ty. Not only is it a projection of speculation, but also,your facts about molly vs. ecstasy are simply incorrect. They are actually not the same thing! It’s unfortunate you perpetuate speculation and lack of information as journalism.

    • Krys   August 29, 2013 at 2:33 am

      Actually they are the same. Molly is the purest form of MDMA. Apparently you don’t know wht you re talking about

  37. Ty   August 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    this is a pathetic excuse for journalism. There is not ONE fact stated in regards to her being on ANY drugs during the performance. Pure speculation.

    You should be ashamed of your self.

    • RM   August 27, 2013 at 3:37 am

      I think you are on drugs Ty

  38. Jen   August 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I think she is just trying to make a bold statement that she îs not that little H M anymore she’s an adult & will do what she wants to…

  39. Chris   August 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    First link is Miley before the VMA’s and the second link is Miley after her performance. It is quite obvious the her pupils are fully dilated in the second picture which means she definitely took molly.




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