At least someone is sticking up for Zayn Malik!
One Direction is obviously the biggest boy band in the world right now, but it wasn't long ago that the Jonas Brothers were in that same limelight.
So, when news broke that Zayn had decided to leave the band, Nick Jonas knew exactly what he must have been going through.
In a recent interview, Nick spoke on behalf of the ex-1D member, saying:
Like many band breakups of the past, there have been a TON of rumors as to why Zayn Malik really quit One Direction!
Guess people just didn't believe the whole "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" statement.
There's also speculation of the 22-year-old singer leaving the band to repair his relationship with fiancée Perrie Edwards. Others theorized the Little Mix singer forced him to quit, while even more blamed management for being hard on the band.
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Well, Radar Online is reporting that it's none of those reasons!
Apparently, an insider revealed to the website that Zaynie has a HUGE drug and alcohol problem and management gave him an ultimatum — either get sober or leave the band.
Zayn Malik isn't being as elusive as we thought he'd be after the One Direction breakup announcement!
The ex-boy band member was spotted heading into a studio in London just a day after he left the group — and people are FUReaking out!
Why would the 22-year-old have a need to hit up the studio after saying he was leaving the band to do normal things?
Do 20-somethings usually go into the studio after a breakup and hash out their feelings??
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The timing of it all is just very inneresting.
Since his departure, Rolling Stone released an unpublished interview they had with him in 2012 that suggests he wasn't adjusting to the fame as well as the others.
Here's an excerpt from Zaynie's interview:
THIS ISN'T A JOKE, GUY.
Well… maybe we all need some comic relief in the wake of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction.
During CBS's news coverage of the singer's departure from the mega-successful boy band, a collection of Vines played featuring 1D fans' emotional response to the band member's exit.
Yes, there were tears on tears. But the last Vine they showed last was of YouTuber Ben Berst, who was quite blatantly making fun of the hysterical and heartbroken Directioners!
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In the clip, he pretended to
This on-stage violence has to stop.
You know that super short video circulating claiming that Harry Styles was crying on stage in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday evening because Zayn Malik left One Direction??
Well… it's totally UNTRUE!
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Shame on the person who started that rumor and broke all of our hearts into millions and billions of pieces!
Apparently Hazzah was hit in the eye with a glow stick: