The Daily Mail has published footage of two members of the British boy-band One Direction allegedly smoking marijuana while on their way to a performance in Peru. The video features Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik sitting in the back of an SUV, passing back and forth what Tomlinson can be heard calling a "joint."
The five-minute clip is apparently shot and narrated by Tomlinson as the singers drive through Lima to the Estadio Nacional, where the band performed April 27 on their 'Where We Are' tour. During the footage, the two singers can be heard joking around as the camera zooms in on a passing police officer. Tomlinson, 22, can be heard saying, “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.”
Tomlinson also says of his bandmate, "One very, very important factor of Zayn's warm up, of course, is Mary J., herself." The footage then shows Tomlinson passing what appears to be a joint to Malik, 21, before asking, "How is it, Zayn?" After exhaling a cloud of smoke, Malik replies, "Nice."
One Direction's three other members, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan, don't appear in the video. A spokesman for the band told the Guardian that he has no further comment on the video, adding, "This matter is in the hands of our lawyers."
Near the end of the footage, Tomlinson says, "I'm sitting here in Peru wondering, Will this come back to me? Who knows? Maybe."