Zayn Malik just broke the hearts of One Direction fans everywhere by throwing shade on the hand that fed him. Speaking to Apple Music’s Beats 1, the ex-Directioner claimed he never wanted to be part of the band that turned him into a superstar.
“I just gave it a go because it was there at the time,” he said. “From the first year, I never really wanted to be there in the band.
“When I realised the direction that we were going in, mind the pun, with the music, I instantly realised it wasn’t for me. How do you write a song from five people’s perspective? I think the boys knew that in terms of the music, that wasn’t my cup of tea.”
But, despite his clear disinterest in the band from the start, he says the other band members wanted him to stay before his ultimate departure last year.
“When I was leaving the band, they didn’t want me to leave,” he said. “But I’d already made up my mind at that point.”
However, it appears there is bad blood between Zayn and the boys.
Talking to a breakfast show, he addressed the recent arrival of current One Direction member, Louis Tomlinson’s son, Freddie, and if he’d meet the little one.
“We’ll see if I get an invite,” he said. “Obviously I wish him the best of luck. His kid is cute as f**k so obviously I favourited [Louis’ social media post of the newborn].
“We’re not talking on friend terms obviously, so that’s as far as I can go, by favouriting his picture.”