Are we hearing this right? Zayn Malik not only left One Direction for a solo career, but he was already prepping for it while he was still a member of the band! Apparently, he secretly filmed a music video with collaborators, Krept & Konan! Find out all the details here.
When Zayn Malik, 22, left One Direction, the world was changed as we know it. And now, we’ve learned that Zayn was getting ready to leave the group long before he even cut ties with his bandmates! The now-solo artist’s collaboration with UK rappers Krept & Konan was previously described as just messing around, but they shot a music video behind 1D’s back. Say it ain’t so, Zayn!
Krept & Konan are up and coming rappers from the UK, and their highly-anticipated debut album has a host of major collaborators — including Zayn. The “Freak of the Week” rappers said they had been working with Zayn (away from One Direction) as far back as 2014, according to an interview with International Business Times. Remember, Zayn quit 1D in March 2015. But they shot the video for his single, “No Type,” during this time.
Though their music was just a “muck around,” according to Krept & Konan, it still meant that Zayn was working on new music away from the other 1D guys. “We’ve done a little cover with [Malik] and we shot a video but it just didn’t end up coming out because it didn’t get finished,” Konan said. “After that we heard the news about [Zayn quitting One Direction]. But it was a while before though, it was just a muck around thing. It wasn’t really nothing too serious.”
So shady, Zayn! He didn’t even tell the group that he was going to leave the band when he started working with them. Krept added another layer to this drama by saying that another familiar face was in the studio with them — Zayn’s BFF Naughty Boy. “We was chilling with him and Naughty Boy in the studio the majority of the time, just catching jokes. We were just messing around one day and made the cover. I have a feeling the video will just get leaked somehow,” he said. Why does Naughty Boy always seem to be around whenever Zayn’s getting himself into trouble?
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was wrong for Zayn to record a secret music video while he was still in 1D? Let us know in the comments and be sure to take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson