It looks like Zayn Malik is ready to OFFICIALLY kick off his solo career!!
After leaving One Direction earlier this year and having a VERY public falling out with his buddy Naughty Boy, it's been rumored that the 22-year-old has been trying to strike up a solo deal with RCA!
Well now it sounds like Zayn finally got what he was looking for and it's all because of his good pal Simon Cowell!
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That's right! The same Simon Cowell who helped put 1D together in the first place JUST helped their former member sign with a COMPETING RECORD LABEL!!!
The former American Idol judge recently said he wouldn't be surprised to see the rest of the member of One Direction take a little bit of time off and possibly split for good!
We have to wonder if he'll help everyone else the same way he helped Zayn when the time comes!
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
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