Zayn Malik Opens Up About Quitting One Direction

Zayn Malik opened up about quitting One Direction in a new interview with The Sun.

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Days after officially quitting One Direction after five years with the band, Zayn Malik opened up about his decision in The Sun.

“It is crazy and wild and a bit mad, but at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life,” Malik admitted. “I feel like I’m doing what’s right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good.”

He added: “I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness… And that was mainly the fans. I only ever tried to do it for the fans. I’m only upset [because] I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. That’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything. It’s just that I can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”

As for rumors of a rift between him and his bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan?

“They couldn’t be more wrong,” Zayn said. “My band has been really supportive. They’ve been cool about it. And they understand that, you know, it’s not real to me anymore.”

So what’s next for Zayn? The 22-year-old singer, who is reportedly working on a solo album, is in no rush to re-enter the spotlight. “I’m just going to chill man. I’m just going to be me for a while.”

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