TELEVISION’S prestigious MTV Video Music Awards were awash with a disturbing array of illicit drugs, a blockbuster National ENQUIRER investigation reveals.
Tests conducted by our undercover reporter showed that a wide variety of drugs – including speed, marijuana and the prescription anesthetic ketamine – were being consumed at the star-packed event.
The drugs were discovered on test samples taken at three different “VIP” locations, including bar and lounge areas that were open to celebrities and other guests.
The ENQUIRER reporter bought a ticket to the show at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Aug. 24. The testing was performed with kits manufactured by the Mistral Group, which can detect even trace amounts of a drug.
Samples were taken from several different surfaces during the two-hour show’s TV commercial breaks.
While no test is 100% reliable, of more than 20 samples taken, tests revealed the presence of speed (methamphetamine), ephedrine, ketamine, phenobarbital and marijuana.
It’s impossible to determine who used the drugs as the awards show was attended by a galaxy of stars and Hollywood music industry heavyweights, including featured performers Beyoncé, Usher, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani.
“Tests conducted on the surface of handrails, bar tops and lounge tables showed some people had been using a variety of illegal drugs. But more shocking, it appears that drugs were used out in the open!”
In a somewhat surprising twist, samples taken inside bathrooms near VIP areas did not produce positive results of drug use. Speed seemed to be the drug of choice for the night as the majority of the positive results were for methamphetamine.