Linkin Park have been accused of informing police officers of rock band Sublime smoking weed at a recent US festival, by the frontman of the band.
The alleged incident took place in Arizona when the band were playing at KMFA Day in Tuscon. According to frontman Rome Ramirez, Linkin Park are "allergic to pot" and while Sublime were on stage they were reported the smoking to the guards. As a result bags of weed were confiscated from their dressing room, but no arrests were made.
Taking weed from a band like Sublime, is something of a crime and safe to say they weren't too happy. Rome then took to Twitter to vent his frustrations with the group, calling them "bitches", "Linkin nark" and so on. He has also posted TMZ's police report, which he says proves it was the band.
Linkin Park called the cops on us and said that they were allergic to pot. cops came and took all our weed while we on stage. Bitch shit— Rome (@RomeMusica) May 25, 2014
Linkin nark— Rome (@RomeMusica) May 25, 2014
Mike Shinoda has since sent out a series of tweets denying the band's involvement in the incident, claiming that they were at a meet and greet and that they were misrepresented by someone.
LP didn't "call the cops" on @RomeMusica smoking pot. Not sure where the rumor came from. Definitely not my style, bummer it happened.— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 27, 2014
If someone was "representing the band" to the cops in the venue about weed smoke, they were out of line.— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 27, 2014
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