Zayn Malik quit One Direction and has since released a shitty Bon Iver-eqsue track, but now he can add one more thing to his list of post-One Direction achievements — he’s won an award! And in addition to thanking his parents, he thanked One Direction, so I’m guessing he wasn’t kicked out of the band as rumors have suggested.
He was given the Outstanding Achievement in Music honor at the Asian Awards in London. After thanking his parents for, “making me Asian,” he then directed his speech (see what I did there?) towards his former bandmates, saying,
I’d also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys I ever met while being in the band and doing all the amazing things that I did. Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life, and I thank you for that. Here’s to the future!
So there you go, sounds like everything is fine. You can see him get the award in this video from TMZ via Huffington Post:
Personally, I don’t know much about One Direction but it’s pretty clear to me that the star of that band is Harry Styles anyway.