Finnish PM Sanna Marin says she has taken drug test after video of ‘wild’ dance party

Finland’s prime minister says she has taken a drug test to prove she does not use illicit narcotics after a video surfaced online this week showing her dancing at a “wild” party with her friends.

At a news conference on Friday, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she took the test earlier in the day and that the results would be available next week.

"I did nothing illegal," Marin told reporters.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, wearing a ponytail, speaks in an outdoor setting.
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin at a press conference in Helsinki on Friday. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images)

In the video posted to social media, Marin, 36, is seen dancing and singing with five other people — including the Finnish singer Alma — in a private home.

At one point in the footage, she is seen on her knees with her arms behind her head while lip-synching to a song. It’s unclear when the party took place.

Marin, who became Finland’s youngest-ever prime minister when she was elected in 2019, said she was “disappointed” that the footage became public, but maintained she did nothing wrong.

“I spent the evening with friends. Partied, pretty wild, yes. Danced and sang,” Marin said earlier this week. “I have not used drugs myself, or anything other than alcohol. I’ve danced, sung and partied and done perfectly legal things.”

Sanna Marin speaks in front of six microphones.
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaks during a press conference in Helsinki on Friday. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images)

The prime minister’s penchant for dancing has been the subject of tabloid fodder in Finland.

In December, Marin apologized for going out clubbing in Helsinki until 4 a.m. without her phone after her foreign minister had tested positive for COVID-19.

She was initially told she did not need to isolate because she had been fully vaccinated, but missed a text message advising her to do so.

But Marin also said she has no plans to change her social habits as a thirtysomething.

“I hope that’s accepted,” she told the Finnish broadcaster YLE this week. “We live in a democracy, and in elections everyone can decide these issues.”