Zayn Malik Torches 'Fat Joke' Naughty Boy on Twitter
The former One Direction member claims that the producer "ain't shit but a faker.”
The Zayn Malik-Naughty Boy working relationship is apparently over: the former One Direction member took to Twitter on Monday (July 13) and slammed the U.K. producer for exploiting their musical partnership and sharing demos.
@NaughtyBoyMusic you fat joke stop pretending we're friends no one knows you .-- zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) July 13, 2015
Malik called Naughty Boy a "fat joke" and told him to "stop pretending we're friends." To add insult to injury, he added, "No one knows you." Ouch.
Someone learned how to upload a video... maybe now he should learn how to use logic ha you ain't shit but a faker-- zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) July 13, 2015
The singer followed it up with another thinly veiled attack: "Someone learned how to upload a video... maybe now he should learn how to use logic ha you ain't shit but a faker."
Naughty Boy has yet to respond to the Monday tweets, but some of his Saturday tweets could be about Malik: "[T]his 'music' business teaches you the tricks but never the truth . you know who you are."
In March, Naughty Boy posted a demo of Malik performing a song called "I Won't Mind," which was the former 1D member's de facto first solo track less than a week after the 22-year-old had left the best-selling boy band. Naughty Boy, the producer behind the Top 20 hit "La La La," posted the track with the hashtag #zaughty, hinting at future collaborations between the pair.
don't feed the hand that bites you-- Naughty Boy (@NaughtyBoyMusic) July 12, 2015
Following the unofficial release of Malik's cover of Rae Sremmurd's "No Type" with British rapper Mic Righteous last month, Naughty Boy claimed on Twitter, "[T]hat had nothing to do with me or Zayn, something was stolen from the hard drive that had nothing to do with the rapper involved." Perhaps Malik didn't believe Naughty Boy's assertion -- and now, the bridge has been burned.
A rep for Malik did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment.