Zayn Malik, we love you — but you're tearing us apart. As if we didn't already know how creatively unfulfilled the Bradford Bad Boy felt in One Direction, he just reassured us that he "didn't want any part of" making the music in 1D.
"Now that I can really be myself and make music that feels honest to me, it doesn’t feel like work. It really is relaxing to me. When I decided to leave, it wasn’t a big build up, it had always been underlying. I never felt like I belonged in the group, I was just doing it because at the time, I felt like it was the right place for me to be," he told L'uomo Vogue.
"To be honest, I mentally and physically distanced myself from what I was doing creatively because I didn’t want any part of it really. It didn’t feel like I was really being me."
Good thing he's doing his own thing now!
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