Woah! In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Zayn Malik may be hinting that he regrets breaking off from ‘One Direction’ and going solo. The singer opens up about sticking with your friends and gets candid about what he gained from his time with the group!
When asked how he benefitted from being a part of One Direction, Zayn Malik, 22, gave a coded answer. The strange response did touch on missing his former bandmates, though. Is the artist beginning to feel remorse after leaving his Directioner days behind? — see exactly what he said below!
“Status. The capability to restrain certain things I would want to do. I also learned it’s good to keep friends. Because you don’t know when you’re going to make new ones, so you should probably just keep the old ones,” Zayn told Billboard when asked what he acquired from being a member of One Direction. Alright, well, that’s an interesting way to answer the question, Zayn! But, nonetheless, it looks like the X Factor competitor is at least a little sad that he’s no longer working with the pop group anymore. To hear more about 1D’s break, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
It’s no lie that Zayn was incredibly close with fellow singers Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. After the group first started touring in the U.S. in 2012, Zayn stuck with them for 3 years until leaving to pursue his own music in 2015. That’s a lot of time to solidify some pretty strong friendships!
This tiny bit of regret is sadly overshadowed by Zayn’s admittance that the guys will no longer talk to him. On top of that, Zayn, who’s into more R&B style sounds, openly dissed the band saying their music was never his thing. “The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t f— with it. That was never cool where I was from.” Wow!
HollywoodLifers, speak up! Will Zayn end up regretting leaving 1D or did he make the right move for his career as a musician?