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Donnie Wahlberg Isn't Sure About Zayn Malik's Solo Star Potential

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Donnie Wahlberg of band New Kids On The Block performs at Gramercy Theatre on February 15, 2015 in New York City.

When Howard Stern brought Donnie Wahlberg on his SiriusXM radio show Monday (March 30), he naturally had to ask the boy-band veteran to weigh in on Zayn Malik's surprise exit from One Direction last week.

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For his part, the New Kids on the Block vocalist isn't entirely sure Zayn made the right move. "It depends on what guy you are," Wahlberg told Stern [via E!]. "It's hard to say. Look at Justin Timberlake. You never know. But he may be the Lance Bass of the group and probably should stay. It just depends who you are. If you know who you are in the pecking order, you can make those choices."

While Donnie certainly has a point, why is he all about picking on that Bass? Sure, Lance might not have a hot burger chain that memorably puns on his last name, and he never got to go to outer space, but life is pretty good for him! #LeaveLanceAlone

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