Linkin Park Allegedly Report Support Act to Police for Weed Possession

Sublime With Rome blamed the band for calling the police who took their weed.

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Linkin Park have been causing controversy, after apparently reporting the band Sublime With Rome to the police for smoking marijuana.

The allegations came from Sublime with Rome frontman Rome Ramirez, who tweeted about the incident on Sunday (May 25th). Sublime with Rome were sharing the stage with Linkin Park at KFMA Day in Tuscon Arizona. The headline band reportedly called the cops because they were allergic to pot:

"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. B-tch s--t"

Ramirez went on to rebrand the band Linkin Narс (sic) for the incident. However, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has responded with the following tweets, stating that the band had nothing to do with the incident.

"LP didn't "call the cops" on @RomeMusica smoking pot. Not sure where the rumor came from. Definitely not my style, bummer it happened.

"We were at a meet & greet when Sublime was on stage, not dressing room. Wouldn't even know if there was smoke.

"If someone was 'representing the band' to the cops in the venue about weed smoke, they were out of line."

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

We were at a meet & greet when Sublime was on stage, not dressing room. Wouldn't even know if there was smoke. CC: @AltPress @RomeMusica

- Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 27, 2014

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    Like both bands. I guess it depends on the ground rules that were set up. Weed seems pretty minor though in the grand scheme of things rock bands do. If they laid off the weed a bit maybe Sublime With Rome could do a new album
    Lots of bands smoke while writing. It helps with creativity, which they could use if they ever hope to live up to the name.
    Still dont get why they censor swears then just post the image ucensored. either you find the word 'bitch' highly upsetting or you dont ug
    Seriously. That, and you don't have to put a "(sic)" after something that's intentionally misspelled. I also kind of like the phrase "b*tch sh*t". I think I'll start using that.
    I don't think both Sublime With Rome and Linkin Park are lying. I actually don't think Linkin Park called the police, because they were at their Meet & Greet session with the fans, while it happened. Also, I personally don't think the band's stuff would do it as well, because of obvious reaction (which we see right now). I would like to say it's not their style and they do not look for feuds with anyone, but let's leave it, it may be just a fanboying. Also, I don't think it's lies that Sublime With Rome were said that someone related to Linkin Park called the police. I think, someone was bitching about SWR smoking pot in the backstage, but they could not do anything with that, so they called the police, hiding behind the famous name, to get needed attention to their case. That's all.
    Memory In Death
    Probably someone "representing" LP called the cops, as Mike said. Yeah, I doubt the band would really do that. I don't see Linkin Park as a band that likes to stir up controversy.
    They never stripped it in fact. Even in 2000s, when both Wes Borland and David Draiman were slamming the band for its poppy sound, they didn't reply, because they preferred to leave it. Smart move, as I see, so I'm sure they would've tried to settle the conflict rather than causing more shitstorms.
    Nero Galon
    I think it was wrong for Rome to take to Twitter on this, a lot better if it was sorted out without causing an online shitstorm between fans.
    I had to read that headline 15 f--king times to understand it. Jesus, UG- when did you hire Jaden Smith?
    you know how to avoid situations like this in he future.. DONT BREAK THE FUCKING LAW! Regardless of your views on weed it`s still illegal.
    Tell that to Rosa Parks! Sometimes the path to justice is not a legal one ;]
    Im not saying don't do weed, i`m pro-pot, i`m saying don't act like a 12 year old when you get in trouble for knowingly breaking the law. And I wouldn't equate racial discrimination to using weed.
    So is farting in a crowded elevator and downloading mp3s for free. Weed is harmless. Idiot.
    Nope, like any other drug weed is harmful, however you choose to take it. Of course there are positives to it too; the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and supposed antipsychotic properties have incredible medical potential, and then there's the fact that for most users, pleasurable activities become significantly more pleasurable. It's naive to call weed harmless. Lung cancer and heart disease aside, I think the biggest problems caused by weed are laziness and apathy.
    Linkin Park bitching about some weed smoke?! come on, they never bitch about people having a toke at their shows i guarantee you! so why the Fuck are they bitching about a band smoking?
    Funny how you assume the people who were doing drugs are the ones who have the correct story.