Linkin Park is in the midst of a bizarre beef with Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome.
The singer alleges that Linkin Park was responsible for his group being busted for possession of marijuana on May 24, when the two shared the bill on a radio festival in Tucson, Ariz. Rome tweeted that, “Linkin Park called the cops on us and said they were allergic to pot. cops came and took all our weed while we on stage. B**** s***.” He posted a subsequent tweet reading “Linkin nark.”
TMZ, meanwhile, claimed to have obtained a report from the venue’s security citing complaints from Linkin Park for the search and seizure, while a Sublime With Rome rep claimed that Linkin Park offered to replace the confiscated drugs and paraphernalia. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda quickly responded that, “LP didn’t ‘call the cops’ on @RomeMusica smoking pot. Not sure where the rumor came from. Definitely not my style, bummer it happened.” Shinoda added that Linkin Park was doing a fan meet & greet and wasn’t in its dressing room when Sublime was on stage: “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 now goes back to prepping for the June 17 release of its new album, “The Hunting Party,” with a European tour starting Friday (May 30) at the Rock In Rio Festival in Lisbon, Portugal and then a North American tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars that begins August 8 in West Palm Beach, Fla.