Oh man, that was painful! While Zayn Malik picked up his AMA for Best New Artist, he took quite a swipe at his former band One Direction. The craziest part of all? His ex-bandmate Niall Horan was right there in the audience! Get the details, here.
The AMAs are always the place to be for crazy memorable moments and disses, and we have yet another thanks to Zayn Malik, 23. He appeared a little stunned when he took the stage at the 2016 AMAs to accept his Best New Artist trophy, looking bewildered but thrilled as he proclaimed, “this one just has my name on it, right?” SHADE!!! He won so many awards while still with One Direction that he was clearly impressed that he was being singled out as a solo artist. No more sharing for him, this baby was ALL HIS!
While he might have been basking in his glory, his former bandmate Niall Horan, 23, was in the house after giving a beautiful performance of “This Town” earlier in the telecast. That had to come as quite a diss to him that Zayn was so happy being recognized for his work after abruptly quitting the band in 2015. He was so darn excited he even let an F-bomb fly, thanking his “f**king fans” for voting him past the likes of Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara for the big honor.
We absolutely live for moments like this, with 1-D involved yet again. Who can forget other memorable disses like in 2015 when current AMAs co-host Gigi Hadid, 21, hugged all of the guys in One Direction on the red carpet except for Harry Styles, 22, who she blew right past. She totally showed him that no matter how long its been since he dated Taylor Swift, 26, she’s always going to be team Tay-Tay all the way. The best part was the whole thing was caught on video, including Harry’s epic eye roll at the total snub. We didn’t think anything could top that, but Zayn dissing his ex-band sure did the trick!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Zayn’s epic diss towards 1-D?