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Simon Cowell Slams Zayn Malik: ‘I’m Not Interested’ In Him — But What About New Music?

Tue, January 26, 2016 3:51pm EDT by 3 Comments

Tell us how you REALLY feel, Simon! Simon Cowell has never been one to hold back the truth — no matter how brutal — and it looks like his latest target is Zayn Malik. Simon has made it very clear that he does not care one bit about the former 1D member OR what he has to say, but Zayn’s music? That may be a different story!

Apparently there’s still some bad blood between Simon Cowell, 56, and Zayn Malik, 23, and understandably so! After Zayn up and left 1D, and has since criticized his former band’s music, Simon has cut ties with the singer completely, even revealing that he doesn’t care about him! But music is something that has ALWAYS interested Simon, so how does he feel about Zayn’s? Read on for his surprising disclosure!

With Zayn’s first solo single, “Pillowtalk,” set to be released on Jan. 29, there’s been lots of buzz surrounding the singer and his new venture into solo artistry! But one person who couldn’t care less? Simon Cowell. “I’m not interested in a single word he says,” Simon recently revealed to Yahoo at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions. “But,” the music mogul surprisingly added, “I am interested in what he sings.”

Despite Zayn’s recent badmouthing of One Direction, Simon couldn’t help but do what he does best, and tell the truth. In fact, he did more than that. The former American Idol judge praised Zayn’s singing abilities and even admitted that he was impressed with his solo tunes. ‘I’ve heard it, it’s good, he’s going to do well,’ Simon plainly remarked.

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Now that Zayn has an official stamp of approval from one of the industry’s toughest critics, we’re pretty sure his new album is going to be a hit. And it looks like we won’t have to wait long to find out! Zayn finally announced on Jan. 24 that his new music will be released on Jan. 29 — let the fangirling commence!

While we wait for Zayn’s soon-to-be hit, fans have been getting their One Direction AND Zayn fix by watching the band’s latest music vid, “History,” on repeat. Yes, you read that right, Zayn makes more than just an appearance in the band’s music video, which has his fans feeling ALL the feels. Watch the epic video below and get ready to relive the days when One Direction was a five-some!

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What do you think of Simon’s comments, HollywoodLifers? Are you psyched for Zayn’s first single?