Oh, hell no! Zayn Malik’s new pal Naughty Boy has been throwing shade at One Direction for weeks, but now he’s taken a real low blow by dissing Directioners, the band’s loyal group of fans! See the tweet here.
One Direction fans are still devastated over the fact that Zayn Malik has left the group, but now the 22-year-old’s, Naughty Boy, is digging the knife even further! The producer, who leaked Zayn’s first solo song in March, took to Twitter on April 22 with a major dig at the 1D fandom.
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Directioners were mad enough when Naughty Boy dissed Zayn’s former One Direction bandmates (on more the one occasion), but things haven been taken to a whole new level now that he’s calling out the fans, too!
“embrace a world where there’s something to fight for, but this generation of fake fandom are doomed beyond belief. a change is coming fam!” he wrote on Twitter on April 22.
WHOA! So much to break down here! First of all, it’s pretty insane that Naughty Boy is taking things so far that he’s turned to dissing 1D fans. So rude!
But, possibly more importantly, what is this change he’s referencing? Considering he and Zayn have collaborated before (and have plans to do so again), the producer could totally be planning on continuing to work with Zayn on his solo career, creating a whole new fandom of their own. Can’t we just be fans of both 1D and Zayn as a solo artist?!
Naughty Boy Disses Directioners: Fans React
Naturally, Directioners didn’t take too kindly to Naughty Boy’s diss. Check out some of their reactions:
It really was totally uncalled for for Naughty Boy to take aim at young fans — he should just focus on making great music!
On April 19, Naughty Boy got in the middle of Zayn and his former bandmates by giving an interview that dissed his pal’s past with the boy band.
“[Zayn] just wants to get out of the house and come here,” Naughty Boy told The Sun about when he and Zayn would get to working on new music together. “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.”
Hasn’t done in years?! Hasn’t he been singing and recording music one of the world’s biggest boy band for the last several years? HELLO!
But while Naughty Boy is doing a whole lot of smack-talking, it doesn’t seem like Zayn shares the same sentiments regarding Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne. In fact, during an acceptance speech at the 2015 Asian Awards on April 17, he had nothing but good things to say about his buddies.
“I’d also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys I’ve ever met,” he said. “Everything i’ve done with them will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
So pipe down, Naughty Boy!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Naughty Boy’s tweet? Will you be able to be in the 1D and Zayn Malik fandom?