Soon after annoncing about bhis decision to leave One Direction due to stress brought in by the band’s fame, Zayn Malik starts on his career as a solo artist and released his first solo song. But instead of acceptance, his followers turned their back on him in one sweep.
On Monday, March 30, music producer Naughty Boy released a song on SoundCloud and revealed it to be a song he and Zayn Malik have been working on. To add fuel to the flames, Naughty Boy dissed One Direction, as if saying Malik is better off working songs with him than with his former band. This led to a Twitter fight between him and Louis Tomlinson.
One Directions reacted badly to this new development. This also resulted in Malik reportedly losing around 50,000 of his followers in Twitter, most likely those who were offended of his new partner’s bash on One Direction. Some also proceeded to bashing him for secretly working out on a solo song all this time and releasing it before people even got used to him leaving the group.
As of now, Malik has not yet commented on Naughty Boy’s release of their song nor has he reacted on the bashes against him.
Last Wednesday, March 25, Malik announced of his leaving One Direction in the band’s Facebook page, which was accompanied by statements of the other members of One Direction and their mentor Simon Cowell. In his statement, Malik said, “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.” However, things didn’t seem to veering to the ‘private time’ he wanted as of the moment.
In a call-out article from HollywoodLife.com, it was stated that Malik’s song release gave a sense of betrayal and that if only he had been honest of his intentions of pursuing a solo career, such misunderstandings may not have happened. In conclusion, Malik was requested to open up to his fans about the matter at hand and tell of his future plans.
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