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He’s the heartthrob you just want to stare at all day. He’s the interesting new bad boy in pop. And now Zayn has revealed all in an interview with Billboard magazine…

Believe me, he’s holding nothing back.

After leaving One Direction in March last year, Zayn dominated the headlines for many different reasons. Many were heartbroken that he had left five years behind so suddenly. His reason? To be a regular 21-year-old, although that soon changed.

Then he broke up with longterm girlfriend Perrie Edwards. Now he’s dating Joe Jonas’ ex Gigi, and he’s got a solo album coming out in the Spring.

Yes, Zayn Malik is the interesting one of One Direction. He’s the guy everyone wants to follow. We all want to know what Zayn will do next.

In his interview with Billboard, Zayn discusses One Direction, and his relationship with the Little Mix star.

Speaking of keeping in touch with Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam, Zayn admits he’s had trouble getting any response.

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.

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And regarding the last album, Made in the A.M, that One Direction released? Yeah, he’s not interested.

Nah, I’ll be honest. I thought the first single was quite cool. I heard the second single and, yeah, I didn’t buy the album.

Speaking of his time in the band, Zayn revealed how there was no creative control.

It was like a fucking machine going constantly. We weren’t allowed to say certain things, or word [lyrics] the way we would want to. I’d sit and wonder, ‘If the fans knew how it worked, what would they think?’ My argument was: People are more intelligent than that. They want to hear what’s real, so why don’t we write some stuff that we’re actually going through? 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 fuck with it. That was never cool where I was from.

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Zayn went on to reveal what he did after he sensationally left One Direction.

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 of course, conversation turned to his engagement with Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, who Zayn broke up with through text.

Zayn seemingly took a swipe at Edwards by saying what type of girl he likes.

I need a challenge. Also, 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.

He spoke about his solo songs, four of which have already been named. ‘She’ ‘BeFour’ ‘It’s You’ and ‘Wrong’.

He says his fans are asking him every day where his songs are.

My fans are giving me shit every day. Like, ‘Where the fuck is your music? You’ve been at it for months. Give us something.’ I’ll come down here [to my studio] and record maybe seven songs a night.That’s because I’m enjoying what I’m doing. I’m not censoring myself anymore, so I’m not tired. I love it.

Are you looking forward to Zayn’s solo music? And what do you make of him not speaking to his ex-bandmates? Let us know!

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