Zayn Malik has been partying at the Grammys and dyeing his hair pink, but the real oddity in his life is not partying with Harry Styles or getting body-doubled by Brooklyn Beckham — but getting ensnared in random cat drama.
As it appears, NPR recently name-dropped Zayn Malik in a cat-killing controversy about how secondhand smoking affects felines. Zayn Malik is a noted cat lover, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, but NPR says that part of the issue is that Zayn Malik is a smoker and he has been accused in the past of “being an unpaid advertisement for the tobacco industry” by anti-smoking campaigns.
Will Zayn Malik quit smoking to prevent his cats from getting cancer for their Valentine’s Day present? While it is unknown if Zayn Malik smokes around his cats in the first place, what fans can discern is that Zayn cares about taking pictures of his cats for Valentine’s Day.
On February 14, MTV UK and Hello were quick to post new pictures of Zayn Malik with a freshly-dyed pink hairdo. Perhaps to the chagrin of the cat-cancer advocates, the Instagram post from Gigi Hadid also shows her cat sleeping on Zayn’s neck.
Later that day and the next, Zayn Malik shocked again at the Grammys — and he also got zapped.
For instance, Brooklyn Beckham pulled a Single White Female at a Grammys after-party by dressing in an outfit Zayn Malik wore after breaking up with One Direction. Adding to this, MTV UK created a poll to see “who wore it better” and, as of February 17, Zayn Malik was winning.
Zayn Malik was also winning at a Grammys pre-party on February 14 when he shocked fans by reuniting with Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson briefly. Evening Standard writes that it was a tribute party to David Bowie, but Zayn Malik did not perform.
Mirror adds to this with “The annual Gala and Salute to Industry Icons was honouring Irving Azoff – the manager behind the likes of Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi and One Direction themselves – on Sunday night.”
Naturally, since the party was on Sunday night (the night before the Grammys), the fact that Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles were all hanging out together triggered reports that they might be reuniting at the Grammys to perform.
Sadly, this was not the case, and there were no other reports that Harry Styles, Zayn Malik or Louis Tomlinson hung out together before, during or after the Grammys.
Speaking of awards ceremonies, while he was reportedly dyeing his hair for the Grammys or Valentine’s Day, Zayn Malik could also have been preparing a new look for accepting an award for a “Gay Oscar,” according to the Daily Star.
Although the name of the award is not mentioned, Zayn Malik will be honored for being an LGBT ally for the Royal Bank of Scotland British LGBT Awards at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms on May 13.
Zayn Malik being referenced as an LGBT ally may be the result of an interview he gave in November 2015. At that time, Zayn Malik was quoted by Pink News talking about fans and the interest they place on “secret gay relationships” between members of One Direction.
About this, Zayn Malik said to The Fader that it has caused members of One Direction to resist interacting with one another physically in front of fans and Zayn blamed fans saying “They’re so passionate, and once they get their head around an idea, that’s the way it is regardless of anything.”
In the meantime, Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” is gradually descending in the music charts, according to Billboard, but that does not mean Zayn is not getting new attention.
For instance, SugarScape writes that The Vamps have covered “Pillowtalk” — and they are not the first fans to cover the song in the two weeks since it was released.
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