During the first few days of the new year, many headlines focused around Zayn Malik, his quest for real music, and also the ladies he has been involved. However, the truth is that Zayn Malik maybe fully entrenched in the mourning process because his grandmother passed away around January 3.
The Daily Mail reports that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid were in New York City when he learned the news about his grandmother. Zayn Malik is especially close to his immediate family, and yet there are no reports about how the news affected him except for a tweet that said his grandmother was a very sweet woman.
While Zayn Malik was in NYC around January 4, it was rumored that he was looking for a new apartment and Gigi Hadid was with him. Gigi Hadid has had her NYC apartment on the market for several months, according to Business Insider, but it does not mean that she and Zayn Malik are planning on moving in together.
As it appears, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are not alone in NYC and her sister is working as a model nearby, according to Page Six. Sadly, instead of hanging out together as friends, things may be a little awkward because Gigi Hadid's sister reportedly thinks that Zayn Malik might be using her.
In an exclusive with OK! Magazine, insiders close to Bella Hadid claimed that she is worried about Gigi Hadid's relationship "with moody loner Zayn Malik and has begged her to be careful out of fears he's just using her."
Although some news sources describe Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid of being supportive of each other, the insider goes on to say that "Bella's not imagining this" and that "[Zayn Malik is] carrying on like Gigi's nothing more than a staff member. He insists he call her and never the other way around, he's never available anyway and always disappears for days without telling her."
Is Zayn Malik actually ignoring Gigi Hadid by disappearing for days, or is he trying to come out with a solo album as soon as possible? His recent Billboard interview explains that sometimes he disappears and writes up to seven songs in one day.
In the meantime, Zayn Malik also talks about how fans are frustrated that he has not released new music yet, but he claims that he simply needs more time to create music that is actually true to his vision. About his musical intentions, Zayn Malik stated the following.
"[In One Direction we] weren't allowed to say certain things, or word [lyrics] the way we would want to. I'd sit and wonder, 'If the fans knew how it worked, what would they think?' My argument was: People are more intelligent than that. They want to hear what's real, so why don't we write some stuff that we're actually going through?"While it is clear that Zayn Malik thinks he owes it to his fans to produce music in 2016 that will be intelligent and thoughtful, it does not mean he forgot to possibly talk about Gigi Hadid. According to his recent Billboard interview, Zayn Malik says that the ideal woman is like his description of the following.
"I need a challenge… I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they're wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion."Naturally, fans and the media believe in Zayn Malik's ambitions for music as well. In fact, the Star claims that Zayn Malik is destined for greatness in 2016 the minute he debuts his first solo album -- if only because he has such a large number of Twitter followers compared to other celebrities.
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