Both albums have received praise, but Zayn Malik likes Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ more than One Direction’s new record ‘Made In The A.M.’, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Is he totally dissing his former bandmates? Here’s the scoop.
Zayn Malik, 22, has chosen his side, and it will likely make him unpopular with his former band. The ex-One Direction singer thinks Justin Bieber’s Purpose record is better than 1D’s first album without him, Made in The A.M., HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal. Does that make him a traitor?
“He may have been in One Direction, but Zayn prefers the new Justin album,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Zayn doesn’t care about loyalty to the boys and would rather call which one is the better record — and for him it’s Purpose.”
The two records have gone head-to-head on the iTunes charts, but there can only be one number one, with early indications suggesting Justin is slightly on top. Our source goes on to say that Justin’s record is the sort of music Zayn would like to put out to distance himself away from his boy band past.
“That’s exactly the way Zayn would want to go with his own sound, so it’s no surprise he prefers it,” our source continues. “He desperately wants to move away from the boy band idea, and 1D’s music just isn’t for him anymore.”
We understand Zayn doesn’t have to like One Direction’s new album, but he shouldn’t be putting down the band that gave him the opportunity for fame and fortune in the first place!
Meanwhile, Zayn has been keeping One Direction fans guessing about his feelings about the band’s new record, which came out Nov. 13, by posting a sad, mopey picture online the same day it came out.
He certainly didn’t appear happy about its release in the black-and-white, caption-less snap. Does it mean he’s totally bummed they actually released an album without him? Or is he just stirring the pot? Who knows! But it’s been 8 months since he left One Direction because he wanted to be a “normal 22-year-old” again and go solo, so perhaps he’s not upset at all.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Zayn a traitor for liking Justin over One Direction? Let us know in the comments below!
— Jon Boon