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Zayn Malik Hasn't Talk to One Direction Guys After Leaving: 'Phone Numbers Have Changed'

Zayn Malik Hasn't Talk to One Direction Guys After Leaving: 'Phone Numbers Have Changed'

Zayn Malik takes the cover of Billboard‘s latest issue, where he gives a very revealing interview.

Here’s what 22-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On not hearing from One Direction after leaving the band: “The truth of it is you can think one thing about a -situation and the total opposite can happen. I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it’s stuff you overcome in time.”

On the truth behind One Direction: “[The band and I] weren’t allowed to say certain things, or word [lyrics] the way we would want to. I’d sit and wonder, ‘If the fans knew how it worked, what would they think?’ My argument was: People are more intelligent than that. They want to hear what’s real, so why don’t we write some stuff that we’re actually going through?”

On what he did after leaving the band: “I went home. I seen my mum, who cooked me some great food. I ate for three weeks because I’d lost so much weight in the band. I seen my sisters and put my dad’s sheepskin on — I walked around and everyone thought I was him. Nobody bothered me. It was good for my soul to be back in Bradford.”

On his new music: “I’ll come down here and record maybe seven songs a night….That’s because I’m enjoying what I’m doing. I’m not censoring myself anymore, so I’m not tired. I love it.”

FYI: Zayn is wearing an AllSaints leather jacket, t-shirt and jeans.

For more from Zayn, visit Billboard.com.

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  • Fatima

    Glad he’s happy finally even if he had to lose some friends along the way.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    He should just respect their decision to not talk to him. Just take a hint.

  • Guestz

    Zayn Malik is a legend in the making. I hope there is a time where he can be less controlled by managements and PR teams by being authentic as much as possible.

    I have always loved and supported him. I am proud of him for breaking free of a toxic situation and exploring his potential as a real artist. He is beautiful and has a great voice. He is an inspiration to many people around the world. I know millions if people are anticipating his solo music album debut.

    I think he had to learn the hard way that there wasn’t a real friendship with certain people in his life.

  • Madsxx

    Well when you shit on their music any chance you get, then wonder why they don’t want to talk to you? Come on Zayn.

  • Aliyah

    I’m super excited for Zayn’s album!!!! I know he’ll shock and stun us all!!! I’m looking forward to him showing us the real him.

    Love you Zayn!

  • Mrs.K

    For someone who wanted a ‘normal life’ he is sure chasing the limelight! Dating models and doing whatever to get noticed by paparazzi. Hypocrite with bad tattoos.

  • Guestz

    Zayn never said that he wanted “to be a normal 22 year old”. That statement came from his old management. They are still preventing him from stating the real reasons why he left so instead we receive ambiguous comments about the music.

    He is not a hypocrite. That is fresh considering all of the PR antics from One Direction.

    Zayn has to promote his upcoming solo music and has the right to access his fanbase. People have high expectations of him being a success. There are people counting on him.

  • Guestz

    What about them throwing shade and being disrespectful? What about them using his name for PR and repeatedly stating they were better off without him & closer than ever? Zayn has to deal with a constant smear campaign.

    Zayn is only allowed to discuss the situation from a musical point of view because that is what his team has dictated along with his old team. He is prevented from discussing any personal drama at this time.

    One Direction is generic pop music and was never Zayn’s cup of tea. That is all Zayn has said or implied.
    He was oppressed by the corporate dynamics he was trapped in.

    Zayn is also revealing that certain bandmates claiming they have talked to him is bs. There is more to the situation here. It will probably be years before the public finds out the real story if at all.

  • Aliyah

    The whole “normal 22 year old” comeback never ceases to amaze me. No wonder he’s waiting until he turns 23 to release music.

    Pr is all part of a celebrity life. Obviously he has to promote himself. 1D does the same thing.

  • Gina

    One Direction aren’t happy with their own music either, they’re just not allowed to speak on it. There is a lot more gong on behind the scenes that you know NOTHING about.

  • Esmeralda

    So where’s the music I’m kind of interested in his sound

  • Gina

    They should respect his decision to leave the band instead of shutting him out and being passive aggressive about it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    They did. He has his life, they have theirs. They don’t owe him anything.

  • Ayshat

    yea and act like they didn’t spent almost every second of those five years together yea what a real friendship right.. Its fucking sad that they refuse to talk to him just because he wanted to be happy and make his own music

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    But we don’t know the real reason. We don’t know them personally, and we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors 24/7. Therefore, it’s not your place to judge the boys for choosing to not talk to him. If you choose to respect his choice to make his own music, you can respect their choice to not speak to him. The double standards has to stop.

  • Gina

    No, they didn’t. They threw shade at him in bunch of interviews which is why he is now throwing shade in return (if you believe the whole narrative, that is). Zayn doesn’t owe them anything either, which is why they should stop being so cold and bitter about him leaving.

  • Gina

    I think you are the one with the double standards. You say we shouldn’t judge the boys, but here you are judging Zayn. If you are willing to give the others the benefit of the doubt, you should do the same for Zayn.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    And he threw shade at them by calling their music generic and saying he doesn’t fuck with it. They don’t have to talk to him if he’s going to act nasty and disrespectful. You’re acting like he’s an innocent angel when he’s not. Just stop. You sound ridiculous.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    How am I judging Zayn? If he’s happy, good. But the others deserve to be happy to. Everyone respects his decision to leave, so everyone should respect 1D’s decision to move on and cut contact. Is it hard to understand?

  • Gina

    Zayn’s comments came only after 1d went on a promo tour saying that they are a better & stronger band without Zayn. Talk about devaluing someone who dedicated 5 years to the band. Not only do you sound ridiculous, but you also sound uninformed.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Like I said, it’s their decision to not talk to him, and I’m going to respect that. I’m not going to sit here and argue about it, it’s pointless. They have lives too, they are important too. And they deserve to be happy too. So you need to stop acting like that towards the others. Do you expect them to be friends forever? Gosh!!

    Obviously it’s a crime to not have friends lol this whole conversation is dead. Have a good day.

  • Gina

    You sound very biased. You don’t seem to respect Zayn’s decisons or give him the benefit of the doubt, you only do that for other boys’. Talk about double standards. This convo is going nowhere. Goodbye.

  • Kuntilanak

    Look at that GORGEOUS face!!!!! Why not release a new song soon???

  • Gina

    Do you not remember your own comments? You clearly have a problem with Zayn mentioning that the boys don’t talk to him. But you seem to be OK with the boys acting like he no longer exists & never was a huge part of their lives for 5 years. It’s clear that you don’t like Zayn & you’ve sided with the other boys, I’d respect you more if you just admitted it and called it a day.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Why are you still talking about this? Just let it go please. I moved on, so should you. I thought my comment was clear. Bug off and leave me alone.

  • Gina

    LMAO, yes you’ve clearly moved on, which is why you’re still going out of your way to reply. You’re the one who keeps coming back for more.

  • Cass

    zayn praised them in the summer for their first single, zayn’s been pretty supportive this entire time up until now, where he can finally share a bit of truth. the others have not shown the same level of support

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Well stop resoonding!! You’re making a huge deal out of nothing.

  • Cass

    im dyinggg! Gina, so sad that these biased people are so deep in their prejudices and denials. Even when you try to show them the light they refuse to acknowledge their bias lolll

  • Cass

    cant wait for his work.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Everyone is having a go at the others for not wanting to talk to him, but you people seem to forget that A) It’s their lives and choices and we should support them no matter what, B) Friends don’t last forever, and C) 1D owes him nothing

    Everyone expected them to respect his decision to leave and do what he wants, why can’t we respect their decision to not have him in his life anymore? Talk about double standards

    (This is for the idiots that are too slow to comprehend).

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Of course I’m going to respond, because you keep blowing up my notifications over something’s that’s not that serious. Talk about getting bent out of shape.

  • Madsxx

    The boys have stated time and time again they support Zayn’s decision to do what makes him happy, and they support his solo career.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Exactly, so he should support their decision to not want to remain friends anymore. It’s like when you keep contacting someone after they don’t want contact, you’re entering harassment mode. That’s not cool.

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  • Gina

    Lol. I know, it’s like talking to a brick wall.

  • Gina

    Take your own advice, you hypocrite!

  • Gina

    If it’s not that serious, then ignore it. That simple. All that you are proving is that you’re the one getting bent out of shape. Nobody is forcing you to respond, honey. Nobody.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    You’re obviously mad because I’m supporting 1D. Whatever little girl. I’ll support who tf I want, and I can comment all I want. It’s a public forum. So bye bye

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    You’re brain dead.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    BTW, Louis is obviously sick and underweight. But clearly it’s wrong for me to to support him, and clearly it’s not okay for him to put his happiness and health first. He’s stressed but no one pays attention to that of course. That’s cute.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    The hypocrisy in this thread this so heavy. Let me break it down for some people, since they’re mentally challenged:

    Zayn throws shade at 1D, everyone’s fine with it
    1D throws shade back, everyone gets pissed off at them
    Zayn chooses to go solo, 1D supports his decision
    1D chooses to cut contact, everyone gets pissed at them

    Do you people get it now? Oh wait, nope, because you are retarded!! Dumb asses!!

  • Madsxx

    He and Liam still keep in contact. But Zayn wanted to distance himself from 1D after he left. Which I totally get. Liam also said again and again they understood his need for distance, and knew he wasn’t happy. But then Zayn developed this attitude that he was too cool for them. I always knew Zayn hated being in a boyband and didn’t like the music. But maybe have some respect for the others. They do enjoy it and like the music they are making right now. His actions after he left didn’t sit well with Louis. He’s entitled to not want Zayn as a friend anymore. Zayn and Harry stopped being friends long before he even quit. But Zayn can’t expect the others to want to be his friends after some of the things he did.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Thank you!! You’re like the only one that gets it. You don’t talk shit about someone’s music and expect them to be friends with you. He burned bridges, now he has to face the consequences of his actions. He deserves to be happy, and so does the others. Louis is sick, and he needs to take care of his health. He looks pale and malnourished. And he’s about to become a father. So he needs to set his priorities straight.

  • Gina

    Are you kidding??? What about the time when Zayn lost a bunch of weight and everyone was calling him a drug addict? Where were you then? Were you supporting him, or were you supporting the lies about him being on drugs? This is what I mean by double standards. When Louis is skinny, everyone has sympathy for him (even when he’s photoed out partying non-stop), but when Zayn was, nobody gave a damn. ALL the boys are stressed, so Louis being skinny and stressed doesn’t excuse his bad behavior.

  • Gina

    If only you had a brain in the first place.

  • Gina

    Yeah, it’s a public forum and I can call you out whenever I damn well choose. It goes both ways ya simpleton. Get over yourself.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Yes, I did support him. But he’s better now. Plus, remember when he missed the today show and Matt Lauee accused him of being a drug addict and Liam said it was because of a stomach bug? Did Liam not stick up for him? You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    And you’re being a hypocrite by getting mad because 1D choose to cut contact. Like it’s their lives. You’re too dumb to get that. Hence the brain dead comment.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006457174220 Laura Wilson

    Obviously you don’t. Your comments make zero sense, idiot.

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