Zayn Malik ‘dropped’ by management months before second solo album release

The former One Direction star was reportedly “challenging” to work with

Zayn Malik has parted ways with his management company, just a few months before the release of his second solo album.

The former One Direction star has reportedly been ‘dropped’ by First Access Management’s Sarah Stennett after he became “challenging” to work with.

Speaking to Variety, Stennett confirmed that she is no longer working with Malik. “Sometimes in life you have to make extremely difficult decisions to effect positive change for everyone,” she said.

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The pair had worked together since 2015, releasing Zayn Malik’s debut solo album ‘Mind of Mine’ after his departure from One Direction.

Just last week  Zayn Malik shared new single ‘Let Me’, along with an epic heist video starring the Scarface’/’Breaking Bad’ actor Steven Bauer. The singer recently confirmed that his had finished working on the new album, which Variety claims is out in June 2018. ‘Let Me’ will presumably feature on the record, though it hasn’t been formally announced.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw earlier this month, Malik said of his new album: “It’s a bit different to my last record in terms of it’s matured, [I’ve] got a bit older.”

“I think my confidence has definitely grown in the last year and a half,” he added. Malik also alluded to “personal issues” that he has struggled with as of late.