Naughty Boy Talks Zayn Malik's Exit From One Direction

(Radio.com) There are plenty of feelings going around about Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction. In a new interview with Heat, producer Naughty Boy, who has been working with Malik on solo music, opened up about his friendship with the former boy band member and his recent Twitter feud with One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.

'There seems to be some needless provoking going on," Naughty Boy told Heat. "[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."

He added that Malik had been under pressure with the band, which was the reason he left the tour in the first place. 'I've been his friend. He needs one. Just because we were seen at my studio-you [don't] necessarily just make music," he said. "People seem to forget that he's under so much stress. Which is why he left the tour." Read more here.

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