Not trying to stir up some drama, eh Naughty Boy??
If that's what you were trying to do, you wouldn't be openly talking about Zayn Malik right now!
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Shahid Khan — the 30-year-old's real moniker — is talking about his very public feud with Louis Tomlinson, and this time he's not hiding behind his Twitter handle!
Instead, the La La La producer is blaming the One Direction member for provoking the digital fight! He told Heat magazine:
"There seems to be some needless provoking going on. [Louis] was deliberately adding to the provoking. I don't think that's fair. Especially on Zayn, that's not fair. Right now, there needs to be calm. He could have said that to me privately. Doing it openly is another act of provocation that's not needed."
Um, but wait, wasn't NB the one that started it all by tweeting out that video about Zaughty??
The producer then went on to dispel the rumors of himself and Zayn working on new music immediately after the former fifth member of the world's most famous boyband left the group.
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Naughty Boy said:
"I've been his friend. He needs one. Just because we were seen at my studio – you [don't] necessarily just make music. People seem to forget that he's under so much stress. Which is why he left the tour. There's a lot going on. People get caught up – what he has done is to be normal. Sometimes being normal is to try and sort things out with your fiancée or hang around with a friend. That is normal."
While that explanation for his studio time with Zayn is totally acceptable, we still don't understand how the producer talking to the media is helping Zayn stay stress-free!
[Image via Naughty Boy/Twitter/WENN.]
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