Zayn Malik working with Frank Ocean producer after signing with Iggy Azalea’s manager

Ex-One Direction boy band member looks to be recording solo material

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has been pictured working in the studio with R&B producer Malay, who has teamed up with the likes of Frank Ocean, Angel Haze, John Legend and Tune-Yards in the past.

Malik quit pop group One Direction in March, stating that he wishes to be “a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight”.

The singer has since been spotted working on solo material with Naughty Boy, however the pair fell out on Twitter earlier this month.

Now, producer Malay has posted a photograph of Malik with his daughter to Instagram, along with the caption: “Benefits of the job.. my daughter gets to meet my co-workers, one who happens to be one of her favorites @niazkilam what an amazing soul #zaynmalik”.

It has also been reported by Billboard that Malik has penned a deal with Turn First Artists, the management company who represent Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and more.

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher recently labelled Zayn Malik a “fucking idiot” for quitting One Direction.

Gallagher said: “It’s a strange thing for that lad to have done at that age… Who wants to be a normal 22-year-old?! Hang on a minute. You can be fucking anything that moves and gettin’ paid half a million dollars a week, you fuckin’ idiot. You want to be a normal 22-year-old? Have you met any normal 22-year-olds? They’re fuckin’ shit-for-brains. What are you talking about, you fuckin’ idiot?”

He continued: “You might have wanted to be a normal 22-year-old, but you won’t want to be a normal 25-year-old “.
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