With boy bands, even broken ones, you always hope that everyone is friends backstage. There's an image of the group projected onto the world that suggests that the group is tight-knitted. Fans hope that, throughout their musical journeys, they remain friendly and agreeable throughout it all. But that's apparently not the case for One Direction -- at least, as Zayn Malik tells it. He claims he isn't in communication with his former collaborators.
I ain't spoke to any of them for a long time, to be honest with you. That's just the way it is. There's things that happen and things that were said after I left... Snide things. Small things that I would never have expected.
The revealing comments came during Zayn Malik's recent interview with Vogue. As he explains it, things between the band weren't exactly peachy when he was around, but it sounds like the comments got worse once he left One Direction and forged his own path. He claims that "snide" comments were made, the likes of which weren't appreciated by the solo musician. It doesn't sound like Malik is looking to forgive or find forgiveness with the rest of the group, so that might dash any hopes of a potential One Direction reunion being in the midst. But Zayn also claims that he is a bit of an "island."
I have always been a bit like that, though -- always a bit of an island. I don't like to confer with too many people.
These comments are not the first time that Zayn Malik has spoken out about how little communication he holds with the other members of One Direction. As the musician admitted in another interview, he no longer talks to Harry Styles, and he's not surprised by the lack of dialogue between them. Zayn has a history of talking unkindly about One Direction and his days spent inside the band, and it's not surprising that they wouldn't be willing or eager to say nice things in return. Nevertheless, it does continue to shatter the illusion that these gentlemen enjoy (or enjoyed) the other's company.
Here's what Zayn Malik said about Harry Styles during that earlier conversation.
To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band, so I didn't really expect that much of a relationship with him when I left. And I haven't [had one] to be honest.
While One Direction fans are likely used to Zayn Malik saying not-very-nice things about his claim to fame, it is always a sour subject, and it doesn't sound like things between the group have gotten sweeter over time. Nevertheless, should Malik or any of the other members of One Direction change their tune, be sure to check back in with CinemaBlend for all the latest updates, developments and more.