[Photo by: Mike Shinoda/Instagram]

Were Linkin Park members kicked out of the American Music Awards?

Whether factual or farcical, the band's Mike Shinoda tells an amusing tale on Instagram about the group having the wrong AMAs tickets and passes, leading to a hilarious back-and-forth with event security. Check it out.

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While Linkin Park were accepting the Favorite Alternative Artist award at Sunday night's American Music Awards, and dedicating the honor to Chester Bennington, Shinoda's Instagram Story laid out an entertaining AMAs subplot. Apparently, he and his fellow bandmates spent the entire night in an artist credentials mix up, dodging security, before eventually getting kicked out!

It begins innocently enough, with a grinning Shinoda declaring that the group “don't have the right tickets” for the ceremony, adding that, “they may kick us out.” After security gave chase, the musician reveals that they were issued temporary event passes—although, this apparently isn't good enough. At the end of the Insta Story, Shinoda says they got kicked out! “Oh well. Goodnight!”

See the screenshots of Shinoda's Instagram Story here:

[Photos by: Mike Shinoda/Instagram]

So, what do you think? Did Linkin Park actually get kicked out of the American Music Awards on Sunday? Or is it all just a funny prank on part of Shinoda?

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