Oh snap! Naughty Boy is back to dissing Zayn’s former One Direction bandmates. The record producer implied that 1D was holding Zayn back from embracing his true musical potential! Shots. Fired.
Ever since Zayn Malik, 22, quit One Direction, Naughty Boy, 30, has been extra defensive of him! Clearly not afraid to diss Zayn’s former bandmates, the record producer implied that 1D imprisoned Zayn from doing what he wanted to do, and that’s why he’s so much happier after quitting the band. Now that’s just downright offensive to One Direction, and all of Zayn’s hard work in the band!
Naughty Boy Disses One Direction: Says The Band Held Zayn Malik Back
Naughty Boy seems confident that Zayn has found happiness and is more motivated than ever now that he’s not apart of the boy band anymore.
“He just wants to get out of the house and come here,” Naughty Boy told The Sun about Zayn coming into the studio. “He’s doing things that he hasn’t done for years. Coming to the studio is his way of chilling and he’s here with his friends.”
Whoa — back up. Zayn is doing things he hasn’t done in years?! That implies that Zayn was never happy making music with Harry Styles, 21, Liam Payne, 21, Niall Horan, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 23. Also did Naughty Boy suggest that Zayn wasn’t friends with the boys of 1D?
We bet Harry will not be too fond of that, especially because he was very upset to see Zayn leave the band. We’re proud of Zayn’s solo career and all, but implying that Zayn wasn’t at all happy with 1D just takes things way too far!
While accepting an award at the 2015 Asian Awards on April 17, Zayn made it a point to thank his 1D bandmates. Take that, Naughty Boy!
“I’d also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys I’ve ever met,” Zayn said. “Everything I’ve done with them will stay with me for the rest of my life.” So sweet!
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— Julianne Ishler