Naughty Boy dissed Louis Tomlinson for intensifying their Twitter fight, saying he was rude to Zayn Malik! In a new interview with Heat magazine, he blames the One Direction singer for causing unnecessary stress on his former bandmate.
"There seems to be some needless provoking going on. [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. [Louis] could have said that to me privately. Doing it openly is another act of provocation that's not needed," he said.
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The producer claims that even though they were hanging out in the studio, it doesn't mean they were actually working on his solo album. In fact, he insists that he was just being a pal to the former 1D member.
"I've been [Zayn's] friend. He needs one. Just because we were seen at my studio – you [don't] necessarily just make music. People seem to forget that he's under so much stress. Which is why he left the tour. There's a lot going on. People get caught up – what he has done is to be normal. Sometimes being normal is to try and sort things out with your fiancée or hang around with a friend. That is normal."
While we do agree that Zayn is probably under a lot of stress, fans feel upset and betrayed by his actions. And this Naughty Boy drama isn't helping anything! We totally understand why Louis responded in the way that he did. He was just trying to call out the producer for posting a video that made fans upset — he cares a lot about his Directioners.
Do you think that he's right? Or are you taking Louis' side? Click through to see photos of Zayn and Naughty Boy, and let us know what you think in the comments!