One Direction plans legal action against the person they say stole a video that showed band members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking marijuana in Peru.
In the clip, Tomlinson, 22, can be heard from behind the camera, jokingly saying, “So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!” His bandmate Malik, 21, is sitting beside him in the SUV. The group was traveling Lima’s Estadio Nacional as part of the Latin America leg of their 2014 stadium tour, reports the Daily Mail.
The video continues with the boys smoking the joint and cracking jokes about drugs. One Direction members Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan are not in the car, but three members of the group’s team are present in the SUV.
Speaking to TMZ, a rep for the band said the video was stolen and that lawyers are investigating the clip’s leak. At this time, neither Malik nor Tomlinson has commented on the video.
The video begins as the pair is preparing to leave and head to the stadium. Three members of the band’s entourage are also present during the video. As what looks to be a member of the band’s security team and the SUV’s driver have a discussion, Tomlinson can be heard saying, “It’s about the joint. What a great thing to capture in a different language. They were just asking if it’s okay.”
A member of the team then asks about him filming the scene and if they are “allowed to talk contraband in this.’”
“Yes, that's what it is about,” Tomlinson replies.
As they begin to drive from the parking lot, Tomlinson says, “I want to light up.” A member of his team then hands him a lighter and the roll-up can be seen being lit.