One Direction member Zayn Malik recently announced his departure from the band, causing a 1D fan frenzy!
With so much speculation over why Malik quit the band, the 22-year-old sat down with The Sun to set the record straight. Zayn said, “My band has been really supportive. They’ve been cool about it and they understand that, you know, it’s not real to me anymore.”
Malik continued, “You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people. Basically, I’m only upset (because) I feel like I may have let them down.”
While rumors have been swirling that his departure from the band was a result of troubles with his famous fiancé, Perrie Edwards, sources are saying that Zayn may have broken off from the band to pursue a solo career!
According to music mogul, Naughty Boy, Malik has been collaborating with him on his upcoming album. NB said, “I can’t deny the fact that we have made music together. Zayn is going to feature on my next album. It’s a good time for Zayn to showcase what he can really do. I don’t think that is being fully exploited with the band because there are five people and it needs to be balanced out.”
Although the other members of 1D have been publicly supportive of Zayn, it seems they weren’t completely aware of his decision to break out on his own. According to a source, “Everyone feels played by him. Louis Tomlinson and Zayn are friends and will talk but the rest probably wont.”
The insider continued, “He told everyone in the band and management that he wants to live a normal life and the next thing you know he’s going into music studios and doing interviews with tabloids. Everyone feels a bit misled and thinks he was lying about wanting to live a normal life.”
Looks like 1D fans can look forward to a solo album from Zayn. Hopefully they can forgive Malik for his departure!
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