Zayn Malik Gladly Quits 1D, Friends Feel Misled — ‘Never Felt More In Control’

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Now that Zayn Malik has quit One Direction — what does he have to say for himself? Sadly, for fans that want One Direction to beg Zayn Malik to re-join, the truth is that Zayn feels better off without them. For fans looking for clues about what will happen next with Zayn Malik, an exclusive interview done within 48 hours of Zayn Malik’s departure reveals a lot. To make matters worse, an insider source says that Zayn may have been manipulated into quitting and does not even know it yet.

This kind of information can definitely be helpful to Zayn Malik fans that feel they are getting a lot of mixed messages about what will happen next. For example, People Magazine points out that Zayn Malik quit One Direction to allegedly get some time out of the spotlight — and yet Zayn Malik was seen walking into a recording studio the next day.

People Magazine quoted an insider source stating, “Everyone feels a bit misled and thinks he was lying about wanting to live a normal life…. [Zayn Malik is] very easily led… and there might be some people around him who are ‘trying to get him to do stuff and manipulate him.’… everyone feels played by him [Zayn Malik]. Louis and Zayn are friends and will talk but the rest probably won’t. [sic]”

Whoa! From the way that reads, it appears that there is a scandal looming — and Zayn Malik is being used. Is there anything that Zayn Malik said after the One Direction break up that supports any of that?

The Independent U.K. published clips from the subscription-only based Sun U.K. article stating that the interview from Zayn Malik was full of important answers. Popular quotes from Zayn Malik about quitting One Direction include, ” he’s ‘never felt more in control’ of his own life. [sic]”

Zayn Malik stated that he continued with One Direction for a long time but he wasn’t happy, but did it all “for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness.”

Who is Zayn Malik referring to when he says it was for other people to be happy? Zayn Malik said in that Sun U.K. exclusive interview, “And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them…. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me. [sic]”

As far as One Direction goes, Zayn Malik feels they will go on as a band without him and told the Sun U.K. after the break up, “My band has been really supportive. They’ve been really cool about it. And they understand that, you know, it’s not real to me anymore…. I think they’re going to do ok for a while, do you know what I mean?”

Are you still secretly hoping Zayn Malik will re-join One Direction? About that, Zayn Malik unfortunately said, “I don’t think I can really answer that really. I don’t know.”

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