Zayn Malik: I Only Talk To Liam Payne From One Direction
Malik makes the revelation in his new NME cover story, which will hit newsstands on Thursday. “I’m still probably the closest to Liam,” he says. “We talk on the phone. He congratulated me on my single, which was nice. I congratulated him on his Brit Award. It was a good chat. We haven’t met up in a long time so we want to meet up.”
As for the rest of the guys? “I tried to have contact but nobody’s reached out. So… whatever,” says Malik. Asked if he purposefully left One Direction before the band’s popularity waned, he answers, “I’m not saying that. But if I did then f*ck me, I’ve got a great brain.”
Of that fateful departure day, he recalls, “I called my security and I was like, ‘I need to sort out a plane. I want to go home.’ I don’t know how I knew, but I just did.” And the rest, as they say, is history.
On Friday, exactly one year after Malik quit 1D, his debut solo album Mind Of Mine will be released. Stick with Gossip Cop for more coverage in the coming days.