Watching Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" video without the music is a terrifying nightmare
You may think you've seen Miley Cyrus' insane "We Can't Stop" video—but you haven't really seen it until you watch this version. The website College Humor has removed the music from Miley's video (with the exception of the vocal line) and inserted sound effects to match the visuals. The end result is... disturbing. No, seriously.
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Miley, no doubt, intended her video to be crazy and edgy and fun. Take away the song, however, and it's more like a really bad acid trip, or a Stanley Kubrick movie (2013: A Twerk Odyssey). The first time we watched the video, we wondered if Miley had lost her mind. Now we're actually worried about her. Who told her it was okay to put tape over her nipples and make out with a Barbie doll? Why is she grabbing people's butts and boobs so aggressively? Okay, fine, we'll just come out and say it: what is she on?
We're not the only ones worried that Cyrus, 20, is partying too hard. Her pal Demi Lovato admits that she's warned Miley to "just be careful."
"She knows how I feel about the whole partying thing," the "Heart Attack" singer, 20, told E! Online. "I love her to death. ... And she's like, 'Dude, I'm chilling. It's fine."
The biggest red flag is that Miley has started bragging about her drug use. Three years after her salvia-smoking scandal, Cyrus told Jimmy Kimmel that she gets along well with Snoop Dogg because they're both high all the time. "We Can't Stop" contains an explicit reference to cocaine, which is being bleeped on the radio ("everyone in line in the bathroom/ trying to get a line in the bathroom"). When the song was first released, Miley's producer denied that it also contained a line about ecstasy ("dancing with molly"). Then on Tuesday, the singer came clean (so to speak).
"If you're aged 10 [the lyric is] Miley. If you know what I'm talking about then you know. I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they've already had to edit it so much," Cyrus told the Daily Mail (via TMZ).
"I don't think people have a hard time understanding that I've grown up. You can Google me and you know what I'm up to—you know what the lyric is saying."
It's really alarming that Miley equates doing drugs with being a "grown up." We think she might need to watch that music-less "We Can't Stop" video a few dozen times. It may be the best "Just Say No" ad ever.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.