Ex One Direction star Zayn Malik has set tongues wagging with a new set of revelations. Malik has stated that he was creatively ignored during his time at the band. He has also said that he felt trapped and had to leave.
During his time at One Direction, Zayn Malik felt trapped and his creative work was often neglected. Malik’s contributions often gave way to “bubblegum pop music” according to Inquisitr. This led to him signing a new record deal as a solo artist with RCA.
Malik has also talked about how he was not mentally ready to deal with the success that One Direction garnered. He talks of being “ignorant at 17- blind beyond my years”. Malik has also referred to being grouped together with Tomlinson, Styles, Horan and Payne. This happened at The X Factor UK.
He talked about how he should have done more research before taking a decision. He would not have signed had he been more mature. Malik also mentioned of how he was not ready to be a “famous person” at that point and of how he would have a “few more years of anonymity” if he could go back in time.
What Is Zayn Malik Doing Now?
Malik has also slammed One Direction band mates for going in a different musical direction that wasn’t creatively satisfying to him. He has attracted several scandals including cheating on Perrie Edwards.
Malik has performed at just a few shows since leaving One Direction. Sources have claimed that there will be no tour backing up Mind of Mine. Zayn’s debut album has been well received but he is reportedly not ready to start a long tour schedule yet. Malik remained on tour almost every year with One Direction for supporting their platinum albums.
Malik currently lives a rather quiet life with Gigi Hadid, his girlfriend. He is rumored to have moved in with Hadid in New York. There are also rumors that Malik is already working on his sophomore album.