Well, it was always going to happen, wasn’t it? Ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik has become embroiled in an online argument with Louis Tomlinson, one of his former bandmates on Twitter. And One Directioners across the world are not taking their dispute well.
Tomlinson and Malik started feuding after Tomlinson responded to an original tweet from producer Naughty Boy that featured Zayn Malik. Naughty Boy’s original tweet was simply a picture of himself alongside Malik with a comment that could be seen as highly provocative in view of the cirumstances.
Unfortunately, Louis Tomlinson took umbrage with Naughty Boy’s image. And he took to his own Twitter account and alluded to the picture.
Remember when you were 12 and you used to think those Mac filters for your pictures were cool haha! Some people still do HA! — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) May 6, 2015
Naughty Boy didn’t take this comment lying down though, and he soon responded to Tomlinson’s diss with his own criticism of the One Direction singer’s voice.
@Louis_Tomlinson and some people can’t even sing.. but who’s complaining when there’s auto tune eh
— Naughty Boy (@NaughtyBoyMusic) May 6, 2015
Louis Tomlinson was quick to return with his own barb towards Naughty Boy though, as he lambasted the producer’s credentials and insisted that he’s only using Zayn Malik to progress his own career.
Tomlinson wrote, “@NaughtyBoyMusic Jesus forgot you were such an in demand producer… How does it feel to be riding on the back of someone else’s career?”
But the feud was far from over as Naughty Boy told Tomlinson that he had been riding on the back of One Direction’s success, writing back, “Yeah how does it feel mate? You’ve been doing that for the last five years… I’ve got Emeli Sande and Sam Smith on my CV.”
Tomlinson wasn’t finished though as he shot back, “Good for you, well done!! I think we’ve done alright in terms of sales and I’ve happened to write on most. Keep trying!”
At this point the war was in full throe, and soon Zayn Malik was pacing towards the front-line to intervene on behalf of Naughty Boy, while at the same time criticising Louis Tomlinson, and then in the process broke hundreds of One Directioners hearts.
Tomlinson hasn’t responded to Zayn Malik’s comment, but One Direction fans have been quick to lament the decline of their friendship.
— Nick Jonas Fandom (@NickJonasFandom) May 6, 2015
— cheska (@daredevilzjm) May 6, 2015
— One Direction © (@iNotesOf1D) May 6, 2015
Louis Tomlinson v Zayn Malik still a better fight than Pacquiao v Mayweather
— Dan Lewis (@DanielHuwLewis) May 6, 2015
— k-swizzle (@moanhoran) May 6, 2015
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