The Rolling Stones joke about ‘El Chapo’ Guzman and Sean Penn controversy at Mexico City gig

Mick Jagger poked fun at recent Penn interview as they enter final shows of South American tour

The Rolling Stones played their first Mexican show in a decade last night, where they joked about the controversial interview between El Chapo Guzman and actor Sean Penn while the baron was on the run.

The band returned to Mexico City and played their first night at a stadium in Mexico City to over 60,000 fans. It also marks the final three shows on their current Latin American world tour.

According to Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger poked fun at actor Sean Penn, whose secret interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman – a convicted drug lord – while he was a fugitive from justice has provoked controversy in Mexico.

“Sean Penn came to interview me at the hotel, but I escaped,” the British band’s frontman said to cheers from around the stadium. Later on, Jagger said “”It has been 10 years since we last came to Mexico,” Jagger said. “It’s cool to be back.”

“I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats,” EL Chapo told Penn in the exclusive interview. “Look, all I do is defend myself, nothing more. But do I start trouble? Never.”

“If there was no consumption, there would be no sales. It is true that consumption, day after day, becomes bigger and bigger. So it sells and sells.” Watch their interview below.

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Meanwhile, it was confirmed that the The Rolling Stones will play a free gig in Cuba during Easter week in March, it has been confirmed,m the first time the band have played the country.

Confirmation of the show was initially posted on a Cuban TV news Facebook page last week (February 26), then followed by an article in the official Communist party newspaper Granma, claiming the show “will be a historic moment that will open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana.”

The band have now confirmed the news. The free show will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana on March 25.

It will be the band’s first time playing on the Caribbean island. The concert had been rumoured since frontman Mick Jagger visited Havana in October last year.

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The band are ar the tail end of their Latin America tour, set to end tomorrow (March 17) in Mexico City.

Ronnie Wood was quoted in November last year as saying that work on a new Rolling Stones album was imminent. With bandmate Keith Richards previously saying that the group would return to the studio and work on new music in April this year, but Wood suggested work may have begun in December last year.