One Direction’s Zayn Malik Reveals Real Reason For Leaving The Band—A Solo Contract

One Direction’s Zayn Malik Reveals Real Reason For Leaving The Band—A Solo Contract
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One Direction Zayn Malik never really wanted to be “a normal 22-year-old” who could relax and enjoy some privacy. The truth is, he wants to perform solo and make a name for himself.


Earlier, Malik disclosed the real reason behind leaving One Direction.

“I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who I really am,” Malik’s tweet was re-tweeted almost 174,000 times and favorite close to 210,000. His followers are more than 15.1 million.

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Supporting his tweet was another post, this time a photo of himself signing a contract with RCA Records. The photo was captioned with hashtag #REALME.

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Simon Cowell, his creator, of course, corroborated his tweet and congratulated his talent and tweeted that they have been working on the goal for a while.

1D—as the boy band is called—made four albums which all made to top charts in most mainstream markets. The group composed of five members who have English and Irish descent.

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On March 25, One Direction announced Malik was leaving the band. “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,” said the English artist Malik.

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“I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-yar-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” Malik continued.

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Malik’s revelation on Twitter garnered support from fans. A particular reply came from @TUMMYKISSES who said, “He’s been rising since the day he started. So proud of him.”

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