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Justin Bieber Reacts To Zayn Malik Leaving 1D: ‘He Was My Favorite’

Fri, March 27, 2015 4:28pm EDT by Avery Thompson 21 Comments

Justin is sounding off on Zayn leaving One Direction! When asked what his reaction was to the heartbreaking news, the ‘Baby’ singer admitted Zayn was his ‘favorite.’ Click to WATCH!

Just like the rest of us, Justin Bieber, 21, isn’t happy about Zayn Malik, 22, leaving One Direction. The Biebs was spotted at the Grafton Hotel in West Hollywood on March 26 and revealed his shock over the boy band’s drop to only four members. Justin even said Zayn was his favorite member of One Direction! We’re all in this together, Justin.

Justin Bieber Reaction On Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction

“Zayn’s gone?” Justin asked while taking pictures with a group of girls outside the Grafton Hotel. “Noooo! Not Zayn!”


Justin didn’t stop there about his feelings concerning One Direction now being Zayn-less. “That was my favorite,” he continued. “That was my favorite Directioner!”

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We feel you, Justin. We feel you. Zayn announced he was quitting the band on March 25 after leaving 1D’s world tour due to “stress” and encountering a cheating scandal. He released a statement saying that it was the “right time” for him to leave the band, and it felt “right” in his heart. The boys will continue on without him, but the lack of Zayn’s presence will definitely be felt.

Zayn Malik Gives First Interview After Leaving One Direction

For the first time since his announcement, Zayn is speaking out. In an interview with The Sun, Zayn revealed why he left the insanely popular boy band after five years.

“I feel like I’ve let the fans down, but I can’t do this anymore,” he said to The Sun. “It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not the real me.”

One Direction Reacts To Zayn Malik’s Interview — Why They’re Furious With Him

He also admitted that he’s working on new music. “I think I’m just going to write and relax and chill,” Zayn said about life after 1D. previously reported that he was looking to involved in a possible rap career. If Zayn ever needs any pointers about being a solo artist, he could definitely ask Justin for tips!

HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Justin spoke out about One Direction? Was Zayn your favorite? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson