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Professor Green defends One Direction over 'joint' video

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May 28, 2014 | 5:26am EDT

British rapper Professor Green has stepped up to defend One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson after they were caught on camera smoking what appears to be a marijuana joint. The footage was filmed by Tomlinson during a tour stop in Peru last month (Apr14) and appears to show the star sharing a suspicious-looking cigarette with Malik during a car trip. In the video, Tomlinson makes references to an "illegal substance" and "Mary Jane", a nickname for marijuana, while also stating his "head is wrecked". The clip has hit headlines across the world and become a trending topic on Twitter.com, and fellow Brit Professor Green has now stepped in to defend the two young stars from the growing criticism. In a series of posts, he writes, "Poor 1d... I just don't get why they cause people such torment, two blokes having a zoot (joint) and a giggle in the back of a car... I'd understand if they posted the video themselves... Let 'em live for f*cks sake... and whoever sold em up the river should really just go and play in traffic... on the M1 (British highway)." The star goes on to offer a comparison to rapper Snoop Dogg, who is an outspoken fan of marijuana, adding, "All I'm saying is big up Snoop Dog (sic) for making life for a rapper a lot easier."

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