Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig was branded a ''huge stoner'' by one of his high school teachers, although he protests he is just tired.
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig was branded a "huge stoner" by one of his high school teachers.
The 'Cousins' singer said he was mistaken for a heavy marijuana smoker in High School in New York because he kept falling asleep - but protests he was just tired.
He explained: "I remember I used to fall asleep a lot in High School, and I applied to this programme they had at my High School called 'Peer Leadership' that was like very exclusive.
"I had good grades and I was well liked and all that, but then one of the teachers told everybody that I shouldn't get it because I was a 'huge stoner', and I wasn't a huge stoner by any means.
Ezra did, however, admit he did indulge in smoking so called 'weed' from time to time.
He added to Absolute Radio host Geoff Lloyd: "For a High School student, you know, I was towards the bottom end of the spectrum of smokers, you know, every once in a while.
"But certainly not before school, and I was like, 'It's not fair, teenagers are tired, just because they fall asleep in class doesn't mean they're a stoner."
Ezra, 25, later went on to attend the prestigious Columbia University, one of America's top Ivy League institutions.
The movie begins filming in the UK.
The 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Strange' star joined Gilmour onstage at the Royal Albert Hall for a rendition of the Pink Floyd classic.