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Zayn Malik opens up about One Direction departure

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Zayn Malik‘s decision to leave One Direction last week made the world go insane. Employees requested compassionate leave from work to mourn the departure (yes, seriously), girls were threatening to kill themselves on Twitter and even Justin Bieber took the news pretty hard:


Of course, the world goes on. But Zayn has finally sat down to speak to The Sun (via The Telegraph) about his feelings and thoughts behind his decision and he comes off sounding kinda like a dipshit:

On finally coming to the decision to throw in the towel…

“It is crazy and wild and a bit mad.

“But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life.

“And I feel like I’m doing what’s right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good.”

On knowing he wanted out for a quite some time…

“You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness.

“And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.”

On feeling like he’s let his fans down…

“That’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen.

“It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”

On whether he thinks the band will stay together…

“They still want to do it for a while, so they’re going to carry on doing what they want to do.

“And I think they’re going to do ok for a while, do you know what I mean?

“I think they’re going to be cool.”

On confirming he is still engaged to Perrie Edwards…

“Yeah, she’s always supportive. She’s always good, man.”

Well, that was… enlightening. There have been some suggestions that Zayn was actually removed from the band rather than choosing to leave on his own, but who knows. Fans are nuts and have been calling Perrie Edwards the Yoko Ono of One Direction, too, which… LOL.

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Breaking: Zayn Malik has quit One Direction

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Less than a week after Zayn Malik pulled out of the One Direction tour to fly back to the UK and deal with “stress” (due to being caught cheating on fiancée Perrie Edwards yet again), it’s been announced that Zayn has officially left the group for good. The new broke just a few minutes ago with the following post on the group’s Facebook page:

After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.

Zayn says: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”

One Direction say: “We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.”

Simon Cowell says: “I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.”

Huh. I can’t say I’m exactly surprised by this. Zayn was always a bit of an outcast (he was the last chosen for the group when Simon put them together on The X Factor) and clearly couldn’t stand the pressures of fame. One down, four more to go. Is One Direction’s reign going to grind to a halt now?

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Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour due to ‘stress’

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BIG NEWS, folks (and yes, I’m kind of being sarcastic): Zayn Malik has dropped out of the One Direction tour due to “stress”. Of course, “stress” in this situation translates to “I got caught cheating on my fiancée and I can’t handle being called out as the fuckboy I am”. Am I getting ahead of myself? Okay, let me back up.

One Direction was doing a show in Thailand last weekend, and while there, Zayn got cozy with a woman who is NOT Perrie Edwards, who published this photo on her public Instagram page (which is now private, since she was getting threatened by the 1D fanbase):

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After fans started going mental online, Zayn got all defensive, claiming that it’s not what it looks like and the girl is just a fan – which I’m sure she is… a fan of that dick! Here’s what he wrote on Twitter:

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Nevermind that there were a lot of pap pics of them leaving the club together HOLDING HANDS. Sorry, but you do not put your arm around a fan like he is in the photo above, or press your face against hers, or LEAVE A CLUB HOLDING HER HAND as you lead her back to whatever sleazy place you cheat on your girlfriend. Triflin’.

Anyhoo, he won’t have to deal with too much backlash, because he immediately had a “doctor” sign him off on “stress”:

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This whole thing is a hot ass mess. I’m sure he was off his heads on drugs (we’ve all heard THOSE rumours) when he cheated on her, but “stress”? How are PR people really using this in 2015? SMH…

People are surprised that One Direction smokes weed

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For some reason, there’s a massive uproar over the fact that One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were filmed joking about weed and actually smoking some before a concert in Peru last month. The video was leaked last night to the Daily Mail and is on the news EVERYWHERE (at least here in the UK), making me go –__– because… seriously? Why is this even news?

In the footage seen by MailOnline, band member Louis Tomlinson, 22, narrates from behind the camera, laughingly announcing, ‘So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!’

‘What do you think about that kind of content?’ he asks bandmate Zayn Malik, 21, who is alongside him in the SUV ferrying them to Peru’s Estadio Nacional in Lima where One Direction performed to a 40,000 capacity crowd on April 27 as part of their ‘Where We Are’ tour.

‘Very controversial,’ Zayn responds.

Driving into the sunlight from an underground parking lot, Louis says, ‘I want to light up,’ and a member of the team hands him a lighter and the flicker of a roll up being lit is caught on camera.

The sight of a police officer on a motorbike escorting them, is met with great excitement. Louis notes: ‘That’s the police. That’s the po po. One-nil.’ He coughs and a cloud of smoke, floats across the camera lens and Louis yells, ‘Smokescreen baby!’

Later in the video, Louis pans to a police motorcyclist just yards away. Louis giggles, ‘One nil b***h! Look at this b***h! He’s having a look. He’s thinking, “I’m sure I can smell an illegal substance in there.” And he’s hit the nail on the head.’

Right, so these guys are major corndogs who are still in the “Tee hee, marijuana is so cool and edgy!” phase of life. Who hasn’t been there? And who really cares? If you don’t think Harry Styles is snorting lines of white powder up his nose several times a day, you’re an idiot. Weed is the least of what these kids get up to, so why are we all clutching our pearls?

Here’s the video in question…

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Are Zayne Malik and Perrie Edwards Getting Married in Barbados?

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In one of the most ill-advised couplings I’ve ever laid eyes on, One Direction‘s Zayn Malik and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards got engaged earlier this year, because nothing says “lifelong partnership” more than a cheating scandal, of course. In any case, they’re going to tie the knot and there’s nothing any of us can do about it, okay?

While no wedding has been planned as yet (that we know of, anyway), apparently they may hold a ceremony in Barbados soon. This according to Perrie in an interview with The Mirror:

It’s a wedding to cement two souls… and one that will break about two billion teenage hearts.

But Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik’s nuptial plans are gearing up a notch, with the Little Mix star revealing they’re now considering a beachside ceremony – in Barbados.

Which, of course, would make perfect sense given their mutual boss, and X Factor matchmaker Simon Cowell has a home there.

And while the loved-up pair, who got engaged three months ago, were expected to tie the knot next year, I can reveal they are now looking at a 2015 do.

The Little Mix lady confirmed: “I think maybe Barbados; I would like it on the beach. There may well be an Indian element for Zayn’s family… I’d like that.”

The couple, who first snogged backstage at X Factor when the girls got through to the live finals stage, reunited last week after One Direction’s Take Me Home world tour finally came to a close.

It means the One Direction pin-up and Perrie can spend the next few weeks finalising plans for their much-hyped bash. A source adds: “Absolutely nothing has been set in stone and they’re both floating ideas around all the time.

Well, that sounds… special. I know this probably makes me a bit of a pessimist but there’s no way these two are going to last. Although if Perrie is the permissive type and doesn’t mind what Zayn sticks his dick in every now and again, maybe they’ll prove me wrong. It’s a shame, though! I love me some Little Mix and they’re great inspirations to little girls. I know your personal life doesn’t have to become public, but keep that girl power going and maybe stand up for yourself? Eh, these waters are deeper than I can be bothered to wade into this morning, especially when it concerns teen popstars.

More Bullshit: Zayn From One Direction Dresses Like a Woman In New Video

If there’s anything more hilarious/super fun to parody than effeminate gay men, it’s gotta be dressing in drag! Zayn Malik gets to play a “sexy assistant” called Veronica for One Direction‘s video for ‘Best Song Ever’. In case you forgot, Liam‘s a “flamboyant” gay dude who tells women that their eyes match their sweater. Somehow, I feel like this is going to be the WORST video ever. Seriously – what is the concept for this video? Try to impersonate marginalised groups for laughs? Sending a secret message about how they’re all actually secret gay cross-dressers?

One Direction is the worst, and I don’t expect them for one second to have any modicum of common sense or reflection on the implications of their “work”. They’re probably too braindead from all the hair spray and vagina (penis?) fumes. However, they do have handlers and producers and management who should be able to look at certain things and recognise how tasteless they are.

One Direction Has Been Warned to Stop the Womanizing: A Story in Gifs

Despite having the faces, bodies and voices of 12-year-old boys, apparently One Direction are hot shit and everyone wants to bone them (and we’re not just talking other 12-year-olds here). While Harry Styles is the most open about how much more he loves bedroom activities than music, the other group members aren’t so innocent, either. Zayn Malik was recently caught in a cheating scandal with his girlfriend Perrie Edwards from Little Mix, and Niall Horan is said to have broken up with his longtime girlfriend recently since he’s “not ready for love”. After all, what better time is there in a young lad’s life to sew his wild oats than whilst in the throes of inevitably fleeting fame?

The completely reputable newspaper The Daily Star reports that One Direction’s record label have warned them off the ladies in an effort to get them to focus on making better music – probably so they can get at least one more album to bank before fading into the land of teen nostalgia, where they belong.

The Take Me Home lads were given the dressing down by their Syco label bosses who told them relationship dramas are distracting from their chart success.

A source close to the band said: “One Direction are having No.1s all over the world but all anyone seems to be talking about is their relationships.

“Harry and Zayn were told the focus needs to move away from which girls they’re getting intimate with and be more about the music.”

Here’s the thing with One Direction: I doubt it was ever really “about the music” – fame, girls and money are obviously what motivated these kids to try out for The X Factor, and certainly what motivated the producers to stick them together in a group, sign them to a deal even though they came in third place on the show and promote them mercilessly to pre-teens who will beg their parents to buy them the magazines, lunchboxes and Trapper Keepers or whatever other bullshit merchandise they can churn out.

In any case, apparently the boys have to inform their label if they do want to start a new relationship just in case the girl in question wants to blab to the press once they break up.

They were told to inform management when romances start so non-disclosure agreements can be drawn up. A label source said: “The Zayn scandal wasn’t the kind of attention bosses want for the band. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, it still chips away at their squeaky-clean image.”

Sure, sounds legit. Also, sounds like a plan that will totally work… not. If these boys want to sleep around with random girls they meet on the road or whatever, they’re going to do it and no mandate from management or anyone else is going to stop them. Besides, I think Syco is taking things a bit seriously in assuming that anyone is into One Direction for the “music”. Don’t get me wrong – their songs are total earworms that I find myself begrudgingly singing along to when they’re on the radio, but my soul isn’t fed by the lyrics of ‘Little Things’, you know?