October 31, 2013 9:11

Sky Ferreira: 'I'm not saying that people should do ecstasy, but at least it's a happy drug'

Singer discusses drug use following her recent arrest

Sky Ferreira: 'I'm not saying that people should do ecstasy, but at least it's a happy drug'

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Sky Ferreira has claimed that her arrest for drug possession last month has been "totally taken out of context".

Ferreira and Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV were arrested in upstate New York on September 13 after being found in possession of heroin and ecstasy. The pair, who are a couple, were driving when police reportedly pulled their car over after seeing the driver commit a number of infractions. Police reports from the arrest reveal that upon pulling the vehicle off the road, they discovered Smith had a "plastic bag containing 42 decks of heroin" on him while Ferreira "was found in possession of ecstasy and resisted arrest".

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ferreira said that she was unhappy with how the incident had been portrayed by the media and also claimed that, although she wouldn't advocate the use of narcotics, ecstasy was a "happy drug" compared to others.

"It was totally taken out of context," she said. "I got myself in a really stupid situation. I didn't even get charged with what other people are putting on me. I've noticed — and I'm not saying Cole should get shit — but just because I'm the girl, I'm the face of this story. It's way more scandalous to have a girl with drugs than a guy in a band with drugs. It's the double standard. If a girl has a breakdown or if the black guy has a blog post, it's a rant."

She went on to add: "People are pissed about the ecstasy, but that's not what they're writing about. Everyone wants heroin. Because the truth is, they probably all do ecstasy, but they're all high and holy. Other people have given me shit about it, and I'm like, 'It's on the radio!' Like every song is a song about molly. That's life. I'm not saying that people should do ecstasy, but at least it's a happy drug. It's not like like I'm supporting drug use. But at the same time, I'm not going to sit here and let people call me a fucking drug addict when I'm not."

Ferreira released her debut album 'Night Time, My Time' earlier this week (October 29). She recently defended the controversial artwork for the LP, which features the singer naked in the shower. It was shot by Gasper Noè, who has previously directed films such as Enter The Void and Irréversible and recently worked on the video for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' 'We No Who U R'.

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