‘They’ve changed their numbers’: Zayn talks 1D in explosive interview


Zayn Malik has opened up about his days in One Direction, his current relationship with his former band mates and what he plans to do next. 

But it certainly does not sound like he has a lot of love for his 1D brothers. 

In an interview for his cover of Billboard magazine released online today, the 22-year-old singer revealed that his former best pals made no effort to remain friends with him. 

"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.”


He also revealed that life in 1D involved a lot being told what to do and say. 

"We weren’t allowed to say certain things, or word [lyrics] the way we would want to… 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?"

"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."

On the main reason he felt he had to leave the band, he admitted that the music and the public persona were just not him. 

"I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it’s just not where I sit as a musician."

"The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t f— with it. That was never cool where I was from."

But now for the burning question. Did he buy 1D's new album? 

"I’ll be honest. I thought the first single was quite cool. I heard the second single and… yeah, I didn’t buy the album."