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Zayn Malik’s cover shoot and interview for Billboard is here and it’s bloody beautiful.


Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has opened up to Billboard magazine about going solo and how he’s not censoring himself anymore (NOT LIKE THAT YOU DIRTY BEGGARS).

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In the interview, Zayn tells us exactly what he did when he went home to Bradford after quitting 1D and how he doesn’t think him and the other One Direction boys will be friends anymore. RIP OT5.

“I went home. I seen my mum, who cooked me some great food. I ate for three weeks because I’d lost so much weight in the band. I seen my sisters and put my dad’s sheepskin on – I walked around and everyone thought I was him. Nobody bothered me. It was good for my soul to be back in Bradford.”

And what about crushing our dreams of not being mates with the other lads anymore?

“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.”

The good thing is, he corrected what he said in his Fader interview about not liking One Direction’s 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,” he says. “The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t f**k with it. That was never cool where I was from.”

There’s some very sexy shots of the former Bradford Bad Boi too.

Check out the full interview and find out how to buy the magazine here.

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