After finally cutting ties with producer Naughty Boy, former boy band member Zayn Malik reached out for an emotional reunion with his old One Direction band mates.
Zayn touched base with the boys after a nasty dispute caught on Twitter between Zayn and his once friend, Naughty Boy, a UK music producer who has been causing Twitter drama amongst One Direction fans for numerous months.
Although the One Direction boys have always said there are no hard feelings, it appears as if Zayn wanted to make sure his former band mates understand that he’s still there for them, at least as friends.
According to an undisclosed source, Zayn first reached out to Louis Tomlinson, 23, who also had a public feud with Naughty Boy earlier this year. He then connected with the rest of the band, assuring them that they are still his brothers.
“Zayn has spoken to Louis Tomlinson, 23, and the 1D boys in the past few weeks after realizing more and more that Naughty Boy was only out for himself. Zayn actually apologized to Louis for all the crap that went down. Zayn wanted to reach out and make sure they all knew he was still their brother.”
Although there still isn’t confirmation of a solo album just yet for Zayn, it’s certain that he also will not be joining forces anymore with Naughty Boy. He recently called the overweight producer a “fat joke” and told him to stop acting like they’re friends. Zayn deleted the tweet shortly after, but not before it was re-tweeted more than 400,000 times.
@NaughtyBoyMusic you fat joke stop pretending we're friends no one knows you .— zayn (@zaynmalik) July 13, 2015
The feud comes after Naughty Boy allegedly leaked Zayn’s solo on a cover track of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type.” Although the entire song was leaked earlier this year, the new leak shows Zayn in an actual music video.
However, One Direction fans shouldn’t get their hearts set on Zayn returning to the band anytime soon. Despite the heartfelt reunion, it’s rumored that Zayn is talking with Sarah Stennett, a music executive well known for helping other UK musicians, including Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, and Rita Ora.
Although unconfirmed, an undisclosed source states that Zayn needs more professionalism in his career; something that Naughty Boy is clearly lacking if he did indeed leak Zayn’s video.
“Sarah Stennett is very experienced. She’s one of the best in the industry – but she won’t want anybody around who is too much of a livewire or keeps gossiping.”
Yet, this doesn’t mean One Direction will depart ways anytime soon. The boys are currently on the North American leg of their On the Road Again (OTRA) tour and are slated to release their fifth studio album later this year.