Zayn Malik is opening up about leaving One Direction in his first solo broadcast interview on Beats 1 airing on Thursday (January 28).
The 23-year-old singer spoke to host Zane Lowe about how soon he realized being in the group didn’t feel right to him.
“I think I always kind of wanted to go, from the first year, really,” Zayn said. “I never really wanted to be there in the band, I just gave it a go because it was there at the time.”
Zayn added, “I think the boys kind of knew — in terms of the music — that wasn’t my cup of tea… They obviously didn’t want me to leave, but they couldn’t talk me out of it at that point. I’d already made my mind up.”
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Sneak Preview of Zayn Malik’s Interview With Zane Lowe