Former boyband member says only Liam Payne still responds
Zayn Malik has said that the only member of One Direction he is still in touch with is Liam Payne, while the rest of the band are ignoring his texts and calls.
Malik quit the boyband, who are currently on an extended hiatus, in March 2015 and is now embarking on a solo career. He previously hinted at tension between himself and the rest of the band in another magazine interview but has now named names as to who will and won’t speak to him.
Asked by L’Uomo Vogue about whether or not he has remained in contact with his former bandmates, Malik admitted that Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have not spoken to him since March he quit.
“The truth is I haven’t spoken to any of the boys at all really, I spoke to Liam a bit and that’s just the way it is,” Malik told the magazine. “I did try to reach out to a couple of people and they didn’t get back to me”
Malik went on to suggest that they have lied about speaking to him in interviews. “Publicly, when they were asked questions about it, [they] said that they’d spoken to me and that we were friends. But that’s not the case, I tried to reach out and be their friend but they haven’t even replied to any of my calls or texts.”
Malik previously described the boy band’s music as “generic as fuck” and claimed he would be embarrassed to play their music around girls.
Following his One Direction exit, Malik signed a solo deal with RCA and has been offered guidance by 50 Cent and collaborations with Odd Future man Tyler, The Creator.