1D Guys Caught Smoking: 'Joint Lit!' (WATCH)
By JACKIE WILLIS
May 28, 2014
One Direction's Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were caught on camera lighting up what looks to be a joint, all the while joking about drugs.
In a video obtained by London's Daily Mail, the boys are seen in a smoke-filled car talking to camera as they light a rolled-up cigarette. Louis, 22, is narrating as Zayn, 21, tokes up. "So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!" he says.
The video is thought to have been made on April 27 when the guys performed at Peru's Estadio Nacional in Lima to 40,000 fans as part of their Where We Are tour.
Zayn and Louis seem to be aware that the video would cause some ripples in their squeaky clean image. Louis is heard saying, "What do you think about that kind of content?"
Zayn responds, "Very controversial."
Someone else is also heard asking of the video being made, "Are we allowed to talk contraband in this?" Louis reacts, "Yes, that's what it is about."
He then adds, "Zayn takes his job very seriously. He makes sure he goes through a two-hour intense warm up regime before every show, just to get himself in the zone. One very, very important factor to Zayn's warm up, of course is Mary Jane herself."
Louis then decides he wants to "light up," and upon coughing he makes a "smokescreen baby!" When the boy band member spots law enforcement, he exclaims, "That's the police. That's the po po. One-nil. ...He's having a look. He's thinking, 'I'm sure I can smell an illegal substance in there.' And he's hit the nail on the head."
A rep for the boy band gave ET an official comment on the video, stating: "This matter is in the hands of our lawyers."
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