Where does Molly Percocet come from?
While molly has been a slang word for "drugs" since the 1970s, it referred to the illegal drug MDMA at least by the 2010s, apparently as a shortening of molecule. MDMA is better known as ecstasy, a euphoria-inducing drug first made in the early 1900s.
Very dangerously, people like to mix molly and Percocet, the latter drug easing the pain of coming down from the former. It's exactly what the doctor didn't order.
In April, 2017, Atlanta-based rapper Future released his now-platinum single "Mask Off," which inspired a viral internet video trend, the Mask Off Challenge. The song is about his rise from poverty to success—and, apparently, use of recreational drugs, as its hook goes to "Percocets, molly, Percocets / Percocets, molly, Percocets."
Thanks to the lyrics, many people came to call the song, which reached #5 on the Billboard charts, Molly Percocets or just Molly Percocet. Despite the song going by that name, its words molly and Percocet often get censored on mainstream radio or TV, including Future's performance of it with Kendrick Lamar at the 2017 BET Awards.
It's sad that the radio has to edit out "molly, percocet" and the word "drug" from Future's Mask Off smh 🤦🏽♀️
— Demetria Obilor (@DemetriaObilor) May 4, 2017
Who uses Molly Percocet?
Most people say Molly Percocet together in reference to the song, especially when quoting the lyrics or making jokes about Molly Percocet as an actual name. Thanks to the song, some people may refer to the concoction of molly and Percocet as Molly Percocet.
y'all: fat ppl existing and being confident promotes unhealthy lifestyles.
also y'all: PERCOCET! MOLLY PERCOCET! cant wait to kill my liver
— jackson martin (@ITZJACKMARTIN) October 16, 2017
People out of the hip-hop music and drug-slang scene may confuse Molly Percocet as a name for a woman. Don't laugh at them.
You can't ✌🏾 Molly percocet ✌🏾 your way to good parenting and a high functioning relationship
@solomonmissouri, October, 2017
doctor: do you do any recreational drugs / me: percocet. molly percocet. / doctor: *checks no on clipboard*
@shanley, August, 2017
I think the reason Xanax is popular with the kids is it's being popularized in music, social media platforms, it's in almost every song, my son even asked me what's molly Percocet, and he's nine years old.
Marlon Whitfield quoted in Bill Melugin, Fox 11, February, 2018