Zayn Malik made waves last week when he left One Direction. While he cited "stress" as the reason behind the move, there were rumors he was going to pursue a solo career in music.
Now, we have some idea what Zayn's solo music will sound like.
Naughty Boy is a music producer who has been working with Zayn on his new music, and he just leaked a sample of Malik's first solo song, "I Won't Mind."
You can hear that track up above. It's a soulful track showing us a different side of Malik.
However, this momentous occasion has been overshadowed by the fact that it caused a considerable amount of controversy on Twitter.
Naughty Boy kicked One Direction fans when they were down by tweeting out a video claiming "Naughty Boy Saved Zaughty."
“@naughtyboymus: The truth pic.twitter.com/NnMlFjuAk5” @bestdittyvideos — X (@DdguX) March 30, 2015
This did not sit well with Louis Tomlinson, a member of One Direction. He tweeted:
Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal , seriously how fucking old are you ? Grow up ! #masterofallwisdom — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) March 30, 2015
There was some confusion about the tweet Louis was responding to, but it seems Louis didn't really care to hear Naughty Boy's excuses.
@NaughtyBoyMusic I was talking about the video you tweeted . Clearly trying to wind the fans up ! Well you succeeded anyway . Fair play — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) March 31, 2015
Regardless, One Direction fans were not thrilled about Zayn's new music. Many of them seem to believe Zayn didn't leave One Direction for anything but selfish reasons.
Here are some of their indignant tweets:
I'm not mad Zayn went solo, I'm mad he lied & tried to make us feel like it was our fault he was unhappy. Then fails to care or defend us. — Sunny | Book Blogger (@A_SunnySpot) March 31, 2015
Zayn chose Naughty boy over us and Louis chose us over Zayn. — pls dont unfollow (@NobodyStylinson) March 31, 2015
I would have been able to whole heartedly support zayn, if he would have been up front and truthful about the whole thing. — #1 harry stan (@atalantaharry) March 31, 2015
He might of thought saying "I wanna go solo I'm not happy in 1d anymore" would hurt too much but honestly it would've hurt less than this — mackenzie (@harrynstuff) March 31, 2015
NB is making Zayn look unloyal, dishonest, back-stabbing and selfish. @zaynmalik you are the company you keep. — 99.897% Updates (@h0tlikepayne) March 31, 2015