Ex-One Direction singer looks set to link up with Odd Future rapper
Malik parted ways with the boyband 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”.
However, Malik recently confirmed that he’s inked a solo deal with RCA Records, the same imprint as Foo Fighters, A$AP Rocky and Miley Cyrus, saying he wishes to make “real music”.
Over the weekend, Tyler pitched the idea of a collaboration over Twitter, writing: “Hi @zaynmalik, I have beautiful instrumentals and you have a voice lets figure this out my guy. Epic album cuts tho no radio singles”.
Now, Malik has responded and appears keen to link up. “@fucktyler sounds sick BRO let do some shit!,” he replied. See both tweets below.
Malik was recently 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.
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.
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.”