This is absolutely wonderful.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
Zayn Malik has broken his silence and is talking … a lot!
In an interview with Dan Wooten of The Sun, the former One Direction member — who quit on Wednesday — says there was no fallout with his four other bandmates.
"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."
In fact, Zayn says he struggled with his decision, mostly because he knew what impact it would have on the millions of 1D fans:
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. I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.
And basically, I'm only upset cause I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way."
Zayn even addressed his relationship with Perrie Edwards. Their heavily scrutinized relationship was rumored to be one reason why he quit. He told The Sun that his fiancee was "very supportive" and called her "a great girl."
As for other alleged rumors of substance abuse …
None of that was addressed in The Sun interview.
As for what the future holds, Zayn is remaining mum.
"I'm just going to chill man. I'm just going to be me for awhile."
Despite his words, Zayn was actually spotted going solo to a recording studio on Thursday. Will he follow in the likes of Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and other solo artists that have broken out from groups? Only time will tell.
[Image via Lia Toby/WENN.]