Could there be a red carpet showdown at the American Music Awards? Adding ‘pressure’ to his pre-existing anxiety issues, Zayn Malik fears for an awkward run-in with Niall Horan, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Here’s the latest on their tension!
Zayn Malik, 23, and Niall Horan, 23, used to be like two peas in a pod…so why the beef now? Well, it could have A LOT to do with the One Direction hiatus, Zayn’s tell-all book, and both studs going solo. Whatever strain the former boyband members may have will ultimately come to a head when they come face-to-face at the American Music Awards. “Producers have reached out to him to do everything they can to make sure Zayn is comfortable at the show,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The fact that Niall will be there only adds to the pressure for Zayn because he wants to be his best in front of his old bandmate.”
Poor Zayn has enough trouble walking the red carpet as it is with his anxiety issues. Girlfriend Gigi Hadid is trying her best to calm his nerves before the big day, but it doesn’t help that Niall will be strutting his stuff on stage. The Irish cutie is confirmed to perform his track “This Town” at the AMAs, but will Zayn try to one-up him with a concert of his own? It will without a doubt be an uphill battle for the “Pillowtalk” crooner to get through the evening, considering he’s cancelled appearances before due to anxiety.
While we don’t expect the foreign fellas to have an all-out brawl at the award show, we suspect there might be hurt feelings involved thanks to Zayn’s self-titled book. The tattooed hunk subtly shades One Direction in some parts, writing, “All the hard work that went into the creation of “Pillowtalk” was worthwhile because, as soon as it was finished, I intuitively felt I was on the right path.” So, was One Direction the wrong path to take? It made him famous!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Zayn and Niall will have an awkward encounter at the AMAs?