Which Miley Cyrus Song Is About Drugs?
Miley Cyrus‘ lyrics in her songs have come a long way since her Hannah Montana days — and one of her songs, post-Disney Channel directly references drugs. Since the song came out, the Disney Channel star has talked about being sober. But which song of hers includes drugs in the lyrics?
Miley Cyrus’ music career has spanned many years in the industry
Cyrus’ music ability was innate. Her dad, Billy Ray, had a successful career in country music before Cyrus was even born. She starred on her own television show for the Disney Channel. Cyrus sang for her character Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana. She released multiple albums with the kids’ network. These bodies of work showcased her raw and soulful voice, but her lyrics remained kid-appropriate until Cyrus left Disney.
After Cyrus ended Hannah Montana in 2011, her songs started becoming more mature to parallel her departure from adolescence. Bangerz was her first album post-Disney Channel. The lyrics reflected the emerging adulthood that Cyrus experienced at the time.
Which Miley Cyrus song is about drugs?
Cyrus released “We Can’t Stop” on June 3, 2013, as the lead single from her album Bangerz. She was one of the songwriters for the single. Mike Will Made It, P-Nasty, and Rock City produced the song. Cyrus left Hollywood Records for Bangerz. She chose the RCA label for her more grown-up music, which is unaffiliated with the Disney name.
The star spoke to Billboard in 2013 about her first single separate from Disney.
“It really just turned out to be perfect and exactly what I wanted, and exactly what I wanted my first sound to be, and my first look to be,” Cyrus said. “I think it’s an important message for me to tell my fans — they haven’t stopped waiting, so it’s great.”
The song almost went to Rihanna, but Cyrus ended up with the single.
“We Can’t Stop” has a lyric referencing drugs. The line in “We Can’t Stop” that references a drug specifically goes: “Dancing with Molly/Doing whatever we want.”
The song’s overall message is about being yourself, not judging others, and ignoring “haters.”
What the ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer has said about being sober now
While “We Can’t Stop” was a hit song that had an explicit drug reference, Cyrus has discussed her journey to sobriety years later.
“I don’t think that everyone has to be sober, everyone has to do what’s best for them,” Cyrus told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview in fall 2020 per Elle.
She continued: “I don’t have a problem with drinking, I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level… I become very impulsive.”
The star added: “That’s why it’s never easy, but it’s pretty easy for me to be sober or in and out of sobriety because it’s like the day I don’t want to f*cking do it anymore, I don’t. The day that I do, I do.”
How to get help: In the U.S., contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpline at 1-800-662-4357.