As we previously reported, Gigi Hadid‘s beau has partnered with legendary TV producer Dick Wolf to create a new scripted series for NBC inspired by the PILLOWTALK singer’s experiences in the famous boy band! AH-Mazing!
While many people are pumped for the new show, titled Boys, there is one person who is not thrilled with Malik’s latest project.
Obviously, Mr. Cowell had something to say about the show as he, you know, founded 1D. During a chat with Entertainment Tonight, the 56-year-old noted:
“Nothing surprises me anymore… I think he should have come to me with it, if I’m being honest with you.”
Fair, fair. In case you forgot, the reality TV personality brought together Zayn, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne during a season of the U.K.’s X Factor. Not to mention, all five of the group’s albums were released through Cowell’s Syco Records label.
So, it’s no wonder the former American Idol judge is a little P.O.’d Zayn didn’t come to him first. He added:
“I do actually believe that when they’ve got these ideas, bearing in mind where we started, they should actually come to me.”
Nonetheless, this isn’t the first time Simon and Zayn have been at odds since the 23-year-old broke off from the popular group in 2015. We mean, back in December the father-of-one slammed the British cutie for throwing shade at his former bandmates in the press. Oof!
Overall, we have a feeling it will be awhile before Simon and Zayn collaborate on something again in the future. Awkward!
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