Louis Tomlinson
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been partying in London during One Direction's break from touringReuters

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is at the centre of another drugs scandal after being pictured allegedly rolling a suspicious-looking cigarette.

In the screenshot taken from Snapchat and published on the Mail Online, the 23-year-old is seen sitting on a sofa and holding what appears to be a roll-up with a tub of green leaves beside him.

Almost a year ago, the Night Changes singer and his former 1D bandmate Zayn Malik sparked scandal when a video emerged of them joking about drugs and allegedly sharing a marijuana joint while en route to the boy band's concert in Peru.

Tomlinson and Malik, 22, remained silent following the scandal but their bandmate Liam Payne apologised on their behalf, tweeting that "things [had] gone a little sideways".

The new drugs controversy comes in the midst of Tomlinson's busy week of partying including a night out at London's Cirque du Soir club, which he was pictured leaving with five girls before heading back to his Soho hotel.

Once back at the hotel, tempers suddenly flared as Tomlinson launched a furious, expletive-filled rant at paparazzi who had followed the singer and his entourage of women.

According to Unreality TV, the Doncaster-born star was initially polite, telling the photographers: "I have clearly had too much to drink boys, come on!"

However, his approach soon turned aggressive as video footage shows him shouting and swearing at the paparazzi: "Oi! What are you doing here? What the f**k are you gonna [sic] do pal? That's your f*****g job you f*****g loser!"

Once inside the hotel, the Story Of My Life singer and his friend can be seen flipping the bird at the paparazzi through the window.

One Direction are currently on a hiatus from their On The Road Again tour, which resumes with a European leg on 5 June in Cardiff, Wales.

The boy band are believed to be recording their fifth album but are doing so as a foursome with Malik quitting the group in March.