So ex-One Direction cutie Zayn Malik finally speaks out ("I'm not censoring myself anymore," he said) in his cover interview for Billboard. We've taken our time to read through it not just once, twice, but three times to understand where he's coming from, but we're really confused right now, Zen.
Here are some things from the interview that are just confusing (and painful, huhu) for us. You see, we don't want to have bad feelings for him, so we need to fully understand what he's saying. Care to help us understand him, Directioners?
On walking away slowly from 1D and their kind of music: "I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it's just not where I sit as a musician. The other boys' taste was generally indie rock. It's good music, but I don't f*** with it. That was never cool where I was from."
Read: Never cool. Okayyy, Zayn, so what are you trying to tell us who listened to all of your songs and albums and loved them to bits?
On Harry, Liam, Louis, and Niall as his friends: "Malik's not sure he'll have 'four friends for life,' as he wrote when he quit. 'The truth of it is,' he says carefully, 'you can think one thing about a situation and the total opposite can happen. I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven't received calls from a lot of people. I've reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it's stuff you overcome in time.'"
We'll just let this tweet explain how we're exactly feeling about these lines in the article:
On his type of girl: "I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas—the nice areas. I like a fuller woman. 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."
What are the "nice areas," Zayn? Also, we can talk about makeup and clothes and talk about issues concerning politics and making the world a better place. :(
On Made In the A.M. and 1D's first album without him: "'I'll be honest. I thought the first single was quite cool. I heard the second single and,' he screws up his face, 'yeah, I didn't buy the album.'"
We be like:
What do you think of Zayn's latest interview, Candyrectioners? Let's talk in the comments. We always love hearing from you. :)