Louis Tomlinson BLASTS Naughty Boy For Video Celebrating Zayn Malik “Zaughty’ Collaboration
As Gossip Cop has reported, Malik shockingly quit One Direction last week, citing his desire to live a more “private” life as a 22-year-old in England. Then, more shockingly, he did an interview in The Sun in which he revealed he’s working on solo material with Naughty Boy. Dozens of fans, still devastated over Malik’s departure, tweeted that they felt “betrayed,” and many accused Naughty Boy of essentially stealing Malik away from the boy band.
Naughty Boy did nothing to help that impression on Monday evening, when he retweeted a fan-made video in which a jingle goes, “Naughty Boy saved my life/Zaughty will rise.” Like other celebrity nicknames, “Zaughty” is a combination of Zayn and Naughty, much like Directioners refer to Malik and Tomlinson as “Zouis.”
The Zaughty fan posted the clip on Twitter writing, “The truth.” Naughty Boy then retweeted the post, which did NOT sit well with Tomlinson. “Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you’re so inconsiderate pal, seriously how f*cking old are you? Grow up!” tweeted the angry singer, adding the hashtag, “#masterofallwisdom.” Tomlinson then posted, “Always have struggled to bite my tongue.”
Tomlinson went on to call the video “stupid,” and said Naughty Boy only posted it because he’s “clearly trying to wind [fans].” Wow. The fans no doubt appreciated Tomlinson’s tweets, getting “#TeamLouis,” “#masterofallwisdom,” and “Sassy Louis” to trend within minutes. Tomlinson then posted to Directioners, “Big love to all our fans! Seriously thank you you guys have been unbelievable, can’t wait to play Cape Town. Gonna be a BIG show!”
Tomlinson later told Naughty Boy “fair play” for “succeeding” in riling the fans. Naughty Boy’s take on it all? “When ur gettin hate for some thing u didn’t do, a bit of love can go a long way, that’s why I retweeted, time will tell the real story guys,” he tweeted. Check out the video and Tomlinson’s tweets below, and tell us what you think.
UPDATE: Naughty Boy further responded by posting a purported Zayn Malik demo called “I Won’t Mind.”
— X (@DdguX) March 30, 2015