Taylor Swift is typically known as America’s Sweetheart and pop’s well-behaved girl, but she recently found herself in the middle of a drug scandal.
Taylor Swift was accused of snorting cocaine backstage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. A video leaked by Gawker showed Swift huddled by her publicists as she did something with her nose that involved a tissue. That led some to believe that Swift was snorting cocaine backstage at the award show.
The video entitled “Taylor Swift Does Coke?” showed the country-turned-pop star holding something to her nose, as she was kept hidden by her handlers. The clip immediately went viral on social media, leading some of Taylor’s fans to believe that she was snorting cocaine. When viewed in slow motion, the video shows that the singer was just holding a tissue. If you listen carefully, you can also hear Taylor blowing her noise twice in the clip.
The video was allegedly made by someone who had access to MTV’s backstage footage. It was then uploaded to YouTube where it was viewed up to 6,700 before MTV’s owner Viacom had the video taken down.
It turns out that Taylor was just blowing her nose, just like us regular folks. Taylor’s publicist Tree Paine denied the cocaine rumors. They’re also threatening legal action against Gawker, who started the rumor. Taylor’s rep said that the “Wildest Dreams” singer didn’t want to be filmed while blowing her nose.
Okay, so Taylor Swift didn’t snort coke at the MTV VMAs. But what about Miley Cyrus? The entertaining pop star dropped her new single “Dooo It,” in which she proudly sings that she smokes pot, but that doesn’t mean she’s a hippie. It’s no secret that Miley loves to party and partake in recreational drugs.
Miley Cyrus didn’t just host the Video Music Awards; she also hosted her very own afterparty. Things got started in the press room where Cyrus was seen smoking a joint and handing out avocados to cameramen. According to a previous report via E! News, there were little people dressed up as ice cream cones and lines of fake cocaine laid out on tables.
There was also a game of penis toy bobbing, otherwise known as “bobbing for penis toys in a vat of milk,” which is reminiscent of Miley’s new music video. In one of the scenes, Miley’s head appears as she opens her mouth, filled with milk.
“There were fake lines of cocaine on the tables and people bobbing for penis toys in a vat of milk.”
It doesn’t look like Miley is interested in snorting actual lines of cocaine either. Back in 2013, she told Rolling Stone magazine that she thinks marijuana is her party drug of choice.
“I think weed is the best drug on earth. One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.”
The “Wrecking Ball” singer said she has no interest in doing harder drugs, especially when she parties. Although she’s done her share of coke and molly, she would rather stick to the natural stuff.
“Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, 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. I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like what are you, from the ’90s? Ew.”
Guest at Cyrus’ wild party include the likes of Big Sean, Emily Ratajkowski, Kylie Jenner, Jared Leto, Rita Ora, and Vanessa Hudgens. Taylor Swift was not in attendance, but Cyrus doesn’t seem to mind. She previously told the New York Times that she has no interest in being part of Swift’s squad.
“I’m not trying to be in the squad. None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them.”
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