The Mercury-nominated rapper tries to find an explanation for 'Yellow Submarine', which he has covered...
smoked “more weed than me”.
are a band I’ve got a lot of respect for. Paul McCartney used to smoke more weed than me so I’m sure we can identify with each other on a certain level.”
[a][/a] has been busted several times for marijuana possession, the most famous occasion coming in Japan in 1980. Arriving in the country for a tour with Wings, officials discovered almost half a pound of marijuana in his hand luggage.
“I didn’t try to hide [the pot],” he said at the time. “I had just come from America and still had the American attitude that marijuana isn’t that bad. I didn’t realise just how strict the Japanese attitude is.”
And as early as 1967 he had campaigned for marijuana to be legalised, taking out a full-page advert in The Times newspaper to spread his message.
In recent years, he has been less vocal in his support for the drug. A serious conviction for possession would make it near impossible to get a visa to perform in America, a highly lucrative market for Macca now. His ‘Driving Rain’ tour earlier this year grossed a whopping $52.8million (£33.9million).