Zayn Malik Reveals Why He Left One Direction: Politics Abound

Zayn Malik went on the renowned Call Her Daddy podcast for his first formal interview in six years. As he explained why he left One Direction in 2015 and revealed his new songs, fans praised the typically reserved "Pillowtalk" singer.

Malik also talked about how parenting "saved him," his 2-year-old daughter Khai, his dogs, and more. 

Zayn Malik Discusses Leaving One Direction in Rare Interview In his latest interview, Malik said that someone else would have left One Direction if he hadn't. 

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“There was a lot of... look, I don’t want to go into too much detail, but there was a lot of politics going on,” Malik said Cooper on the show, avoiding naming his ex-bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.

I suspected something was going on because some people weren't signing contracts. "So I just got ahead of the curve," he said.

After years of performing and traveling together, Malik, who released a danceable tune called "Love Like This" on July 21, said he and Styles, Payne, Horan, and Tomlinson were bored of each other. 

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