Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry wants his fans to stop buying him weed

He'd rather you bring him mirrors for his costumes

Reggae icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has posted a plea to his fans to stop offering him weed as a gift after his live performances.

The musician and producer, recognised as one of the most innovative figures in the history of dub and reggae, posted a tweet to his fans today explaining that he’d rather fans brought him mirrors for him to decorate his outfits with.

Perry said: “AS YOU KNOW YOU CAN ALWAYS MEET ME BACKSTAGE AFTER THE SHOW, BUT PLEASE DON’T BRING ME ANY GREENS! I USED TO STASH IT SOMEWHERE, FORGET AND HAD PROBLEMS BY COSTOMS! [sic]

“BETTER BRING ME LITTLE MIRRORS THAT I ALWAYS USE FOR DECORATING MY OUTFITS! HAPPY TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!”

Formerly a committed marijuana smoker, Perry revealed in 2014 that he had stopped.

Perry is due to release his latest album ‘Rainford’ on May 11, which was produced by long-time collaborator and friend Adrian Sherwood.

“It’s the most intimate album Lee has ever made, but at the same time the musical ideas are very fresh. I’m extremely proud of what we’ve come up as a piece of work,” Sherwood said.

In 2017, NME caught up with Perry to discuss his long and storied career, which includes a pivotal role in Bob Marley‘s rise to megastardom and recording with everyone from The Clash to Paul McCartney.