G-dragon has caused a cyber-stir recently posting a now-deleted picture of the word ‘Molly’ scratched out in what appears to be a heart shape of white powder.
‘Molly’ is allegedly the nickname of the dangerous party drug MDMA and an abbreviation of ‘molecular’ netizens are concerned that G-Dragon was showing his support for its use.
The few main lines of argument that have surfaced include:
- G-Dragon may not have known what he was posting
- Others have argued that he has made reference to the drug before so he must at least know what it is. See his 2013 photo.
- He has also used the tagline "Popped a M*l*y and now we're sweatin' whoo!" in one of his previous photo shares, but this is a phrase from a hip hop song "All Gold Everything" by Trinidad James.
- G-Dragon also made a lyrical reference in his collaborative track "Dirty Vibe" with 2NE1's CL, Diplo and Skrillex, "I don't pop molly, I rock microphones."
What do you think PopAsians?
We know G-Dragon is no stranger to the drug world when he tested positive for marijuana, claiming he did not know he was smoking a different kind of cigarette at the time back in 2011. See his statement below...
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On the February 20th, 2012 episode of SBS 'Healing Camp', G-Dragon made a statement regarding the marijuana incident:
At the time, I took a urine drug test, as well as a hair follicle drug test. When I received the results, I was shocked and I felt like the results were unfair. I didn't believe it at first, because I knew I didn't do it, but the results stated otherwise. I didn't know where things had started to go wrong."
"There was something I felt that could have contributed to the results, and it was weighing on my heart so I talked about it during the investigation. After our concert in Japan (May 2011), we had an after-party where a lot people were in attendance. I think the fact that I received a cigarette from a stranger there became the source of the problem. That incident started to be closely investigated, and it just came out."
"We hosted the party ourselves, and we were in a really good mood because the concert went really well. At that moment, I had a lot to drink, and my managers were doing their own thing, and I was alone. I went to the restroom, and someone offered me a cigarette. I thought it would be rude to refuse, so I accepted it without giving it a second thought," he reminisced.
MC Lee Kyung Kyu then asked, "Marijuana is different from cigarettes, is it not? Why were you unable to tell the difference?", to which G-Dragon responded, "I was intoxicated from the alcohol, and I just figured it was a really strong cigarette. I never smelled [marijuana] before, so I couldn't tell the difference. It looked like the cigarettes that I smoke."
When asked, "You're not lying, are you?", G-Dragon answered, "No, I'm not. It wouldn't be possible for my lies to be believable, and if I was lying, I would never have been able to face the public."
Source & Image: Newsen via Nate