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Zayn Malik finally speaks out about his decision to leave One Direction.
In a recent interview with British newspaper The Sun Zayn expresses his concern for the fans:
“I feel like I’ve let the fans down but I can’t do this anymore. 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 the real me.”
He admits that he only stayed in the group for because he felt a sense of loyalty to the other members and the fans. Zayn also states that the rumors of friction between him and his former bandmates is completely false:
“I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people’s happiness. 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. My band has been really supportive. They’ve been cool about it,” he said. “And they understand that, you know, it’s not real to me anymore.”
Zayn plans to record a solo album in the near future and says he’s been working on his own music for some time now. His fiancee, Perrie Edwards from the girl group Little Mix is behind his decision.