1D’s Louis Tomlinson fought with Zayn Malik’s new producer on Twitter


Zayn Malik

The One Direction scandal shows no signs of slowing down. I didn’t even know a few of these guys’ names last month. Now it’s a boy-band soap opera of epic proportions. We heard how Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne felt “misled” by Zayn Malik after he quit the band to be “normal.” Zayn was quickly spotted smirking at a recording studio with his new producer, Naughty Boy.

It was only a matter of time before one of the remaining 1D guys popped off. Louis was the first to break from the kumbaya PR message. This shouldn’t surprise the band’s hardcore following. Harry and Zayn were always pushed as a bromance, but it wasn’t real. Louis and Zayn were the closest friends in the group, and Louis is “gutted after Zayn’s departure. Zouis is broken, which is sad.

Last night’s heated exchange ended with a preview of Zayn’s first solo single, which I’ll get to in a minute. The drama unfolded when Naughty Boy retweeted “the truth,” which was some bizarro video with the message, “Naughty Boy saved ‘Zaughty’” and “Zaughty will rise.” Fans raged and tweeted at Louis, who blew his stack. What follows is this exchange. There was a mixup where Naughty Boy thought Louis was referring to an old tweet about Louis Walsh being “a d*ck.” That’s not why our Louis was angry:

Louis: “Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal , seriously how f***ing old are you ? Grow up ! #masterofallwisdom” — March 30, 2015

Louis: Always have struggled to bite my tongue — March 30, 2015

Naughty Boy: @Louis_Tomlinson calm down. was talkin bout Louis Walsh cuz he didn't let someone through on X factor. Look @ the date of the tweet. 😂 #2014 — March 31, 2015

Naughty Boy: when ur gettin hate for some thing u didn't do, a bit of love can go a long way, that's why I retweeted, time will tell the real story guys — March 31, 2015

Louis: @NaughtyBoyMusic I was talking about the video you tweeted . Clearly trying to wind the fans up ! Well you succeeded anyway . Fair play — March 31, 2015

Louis: @dorksnouis in reply to that stupid video he RT'd . Clearly trying to wind you lot up !!! — March 30, 2015

Louis: Anywayyyyyyyyyyyyyy — March 30, 2015

Naughty Boy: @Louis_Tomlinson lol you should let the other boys talk for a change. — March 31, 2015

[From Louis Tomlinson & Naughty Boy on Twitter]

One Direction fans are losing their everloving minds right now. They are convinced that Naughty Boy has pursued Zayn for months, which could be true. Naughty Boy stole their man! This whole thing is shady. One look at Naughty Boy’s Twitter replies may scare you. This is my favorite example that doesn’t include profanity:

Did you hear that, Naughty Boy? You’ve been rejected by the Brazilians. Shots fired!

Naughty Boy took the opportunity to drop a demo for Zayn’s first solo track (“I Won’t Mind”) with this message: “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” I talked yesterday about how Zayn wanted a “sexual sound.” Go listen for yourselves? OH, and don’t mess with Louis. He’s busy defending the fandom.

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Zapp Brannigan says:

    All these hysterical shennigans are making me feel 13 years old again, aw the days of Take That and EAST 17. But then Brian was involved in that potato accident. Those were dark days.

  2. Jess says:

    That was actually quite nice. That song.

  3. Sixer says:

    I still want to know who was responsible for the murderising of Teenage Kicks.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      The butchering of Blondie’s One way Or Another is my own OneD hang your heads in shame moment. Fecking awful

  4. Senaber says:

    That pic with the turtleneck pretty much sums up my feelings on this whole situation.

  5. BendyWindy says:

    Boy dramz!!

    I don’t remember this kind of uproar when JT left NSYNC or when Kevin left BSB.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I know what you mean, but it was such a different time. There was no massive social media presence now, and (IMHO at least) fandoms were a bit less…nuts. I suppose when you can interact with members of a band via Twitter – and maybe even get a reply, if Louis is anyone to go by – then that makes everything so much more personal.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I agree the whole social media element completely changes it all. I can’t believe I’m getting sucked up in this boy drama and am guilty of kind of loving it!!!

      • ElasticBean says:

        I don’t think they are any more nuts… let me tell you a scary tale of my childhood.

        I was around 13 at the height of Hanson fever. One of the boys in the band had a little plait in his hair. Girls in my class paid a blonde girl for her hair. They then plaited the blonde girl’s hair into lots of little plaits, cut out said hair from her, and carried it everywhere with them. Would wear it in their own hair. Told everyone it was the boy band’s hair. Still creeps me out today!

        I’m sure if social media was around then, they would have been the fans of today, creeping people out in a different way!

    • Jessie says:

      Nah it existed. It was justin vs. nsync or justin vs. JC by the fans. Nsync themselves never revealed anything publically, but within the fandom It was brutal and just as nasty too. But, it was on various message boards, the bitterness that was there couldn’t be spread like it can with the way social media is now.

    • Krishan says:

      Maybe because Kevin, as much as we love him, wasn’t a crucial part of BSB.

      Now imagine if AJ, Brian, or hell, Nick left the group at the height of their fame? Fans would have gone ballistic. Kevin actually left when BSB was entering their “midlife crisis” era (Kevin left after 13 years with BSB) and the US music industry has made way for Latin music artists like J.Lo, Ricky Martin, and Shakira, and the solo artists and punk rock groups emerged. So Kevin’s departure wasn’t that much of an uproar.

      I don’t remember when JT left NSYNC but I remember the fan wars about who’s gonna make it between JT and JC.

  6. Sisi says:

    Everybody sounds unprofessional. Are the pr teams on holiday or something?

    • Mean Hannah says:

      Maybe it’s the opposite and PR is working overtime! Until this drama, I have never heard any of their music and didn’t know anyone’s name other than Harry’s. I’ve seen their life size cutouts at malls but was too busy laughing at their silly hair to notice them in any way.

      After Zayn’ departure, I actually tried to watch some of their music videos – and it was awful. But hey, now I know all their names and faces, and I even checked out Zayn’s new Naughty Boy track, so PR is definitely working, at least on me and some of my friends.

      • Gen says:

        That’s what I was thinking; they’re working overtime. It all sounds so “generated”. Next we’ll hear they’re touring together. Blech!

    • The Other Pinky says:

      Louis squabbles with everybody on twitter, including fans. It’s his thing. The fans call him “the sassy one”. PR probably encourages it.

  7. Izzy says:

    So much twee drama. All for some crappy music.

  8. Tate says:

    So glad my daughter hit the height (at 8 years old) of her 1D obsession last year. She still loves them but this would have been some devastating stuff for her last year. Not so much now.

  9. Leah says:

    Well the boy can really sing and the sound is way more introspective than the whole teeny bop sound of 1D so i can’t fault him for breaking away.

  10. lindy79 says:

    That song is honestly not what i was expecting. Its not bad.

    Is that pouty breathy voice thing the new style for male singers? They pronounce stuff as if in a constant state of sulking

    • kate says:

      Anything can be done to a voice in the studio to make it sound good. That’s why pop singers lip synch, because they can’t really sing like you think

      • Leah says:

        Yeah but this one sounds good live too. I went and looked at youtube clips (runs away in shame) and I have to say he’s a good singer. Some of the other one directioners vocals are pretty painful live.

      • nancy says:

        Pop singers lip synch in “live” concerts so they can dance around and still sound good @leah

      • Gi says:

        If everyone was lipsynching why does some of the others sound so bad? Wouldn’t they make sure everyone sounded good if they are bothered about lipsynching?

  11. Allie says:

    I don’t think Zayn and Harry were ever pushed as a bromance? Everyone knows Zayn and Louis were bffs, while everyone hoped Louis was dating Harry.

    I think it’s cute Louis is sticking up for the fans! What Zayn did was super shady, and Naughty Boy is totally milking this. Not many have heard of him prior to this.

    • Leah says:

      Naughty boy worked with sam smith, rihanna, emeli sande, tinie tempah, leona lewis and many more if you haven’t heard of him it probably means you aren’t a fan of r & b or urban music.

      • Cali says:

        And he is an artist himself, if you hAvent heard “No Ones Here to Sleep” then do so, he is a pretty awesome.

    • Jessie says:

      I never hoped that louis and harry dated, i will never understand why people can’t let go of 2010 when they were fanservicing. There is also a portion of the fandom that did ship Zayn and Harry as a bromance. They were just not as loud or obnoxious as the Larry shippers.

      • Allie says:

        I never hoped either, but the Larry shippers are everywhere. I think every combination of the boys were shipped, was my point. I don’t know why Zayn and Harry keep getting brought up, it wasn’t the biggest ship in the fandom?

        And I’m not too familiar with r &b or urban music, but you have to agree this guy is milking his blown out publicity right now.

    • Ameoba says:

      I think its Naughty Boy who’s shady. I feel like Zayn is just being led, sadly. Naughty Boy got fame for doing a song with Sam Smith. And the guy was just too much about it. Like he’s just too much about all things Zayn. He’s got his claws on Zayn and is set to ruin him. He had no business releasing that soundcloud clip of the song he had worked on with Zayn last September. That too soo soon after his departure. It was rude to the fans and the boys.

      And that Zaughty Clip. Whuut? Grow Up. Smh.

      • Jenjennyjenjenjenn says:

        ^^ totally agree. I wonder if NB even asked Zayn if he could post that song. It does seem like NB was totally trying to stir the pot and get PR for himself.

        I always thought Harry and Louis were the closest… They were roommates and what not. But because of the rabid Larry shippers they have had to keep their distance in public.

      • jaye says:

        If NB wrote and produced the song it’s HIS and he can do pretty much whatever he wants to do with it.

  12. Gi says:

    he’s got a really good voice actually, very vulnerable.

    • jaye says:

      Yeah, I listened to the song and it wasn’t at all what I had expected. I wasn’t really familiar with them until that song “Night Changes”, I didn’t know it was them until the third or fourth time I’d heard it.
      I went to YouTube to see the video because I wanted to know who was singing the first verse because I felt he had the best voice of the lot. (Don’t you judge me! I actually had to have a few glasses of wine to assuage my “grown woman guilt” for liking teeny bopper music)

  13. Dani L. says:

    This is getting messier and funnier. Oh, the drama! But it’s very sweet of Louis to defend the fandom. That third picture is giving me life right now, though! I foresee a creepy fan meme in the future!

  14. Lucy2 says:

    I must be getting old because this boy band drama is hilarious!
    What is with that one guy’s hair? In the red outfit photo he looks like he is borrowing a wig from the Donald Trump collection, and put it on in a windtunnel.

  15. Adrien says:

    This guy Louis looks like a young Richard Chamberlain.

    • mia girl says:

      Your comment made me laugh!
      I started imagining Richard Chamberlain (circa Thorn Birds) with Louis’ hair helmet on his head. So funny.

  16. magpie says:

    I’m surprised how much I care.

  17. greenmonster says:

    Now I know who he reminds me of – Bill Kaulitz from Tokyo Hotel. Esp. with the sunglasses.

    The drama is delicious, although I don’t know how it will play out for Zayn in the end. The boyband stigma has good and bad things coming for him: he has a fan base, but will they follow him into his solo career? When Robbie Williams left Take That he had to win fans all over again (lots of his fans haven’t been TT fans, some don’t even know TT). Those of Take That who had the most promising careers after TT split up were Gary and Mark. Gary because he wrote most of the TT songs and sang most of the songs. People assumed he would be the next George Michael. The other one, Mark, was the most popular one in Take That. But that didn’t help him with his solo career. That one tanked – as did Gary’s the first way around. After the reunion they kept making their own music and now Gary is quite successful in the UK.
    So, being in a popular boyband (even being the most popular one or the one with the most talent) is not a guarantee being successful solo. You have to work your a$$ of and maybe just be lucky.

  18. Dash says:

    Louis loves a Twitter war, he’s had a few epic ones in the past. In general the 1D boys don’t actually tweet that often, I think they have been scared off by their hysterical fans. Louis is the least likely to have a solo career after this is all over, his vocals are incredibly weak. So he needs to keep the fanbase strong!

    • Ameoba says:

      Yeah. And owning a football team seems like a good investment for him. But it’s in a smaller league or something. I wonder if the money is good in there.

  19. grumpycat says:

    I didn’t even know their names until all of this happened. I listened to the song and it’s actually kind of nice. I could be a future fan.
    Is this all just really brilliant PR (instead of bad)

  20. kri says:

    All this hissing and spitting!!! OMG he STOLE Zayn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to see their burn book. Good god. My god, was I ever that young?

  21. Skins says:

    These guys seem like nice enough blokes, but they do realize that none of them has an ounce of real talent don’t they?

  22. funcakes says:

    Boybands come and go. Nothing to see here. Five years from now they’ll be longing for the spotlight while putting down the new crop of fresh meat while promoting their guest appearance in one of following:

    Grease
    Judge in a bikini contest
    A cable access cooking show
    Spokesperson for (product placement here)
    Soap opera
    An action movie starring……….Mickey Rourke.

    • greenmonster says:

      I’m a celebrity, get me out of here
      Celebrity Big Brother
      Dancing with the stars… so many opportunities for the guys and most of them will need it.

    • Cate says:

      Hmmm, I don’t know if that scenario is likely for the members of One Direction. I think Louis will be big behind the scenes, he’s already building the foundation for that. Harry’s popularity is enormous, he has build himself a network of the the VIP in the entertainment industry, he’ll be all right. And he can actually sing (and already writes songs), so there’s enough support for a solo career. Liam is a talented singer too and Niall’s Irish (haha, JK, he actually said he’d love to open a pub one day, he’ll be fine). And I think they’ll never really split up, they’ll go and do their own thing and then come back together again and sell out numerous reunion tours. They’re a global force, bigger than the BSB, ‘N Sync and Take That were. Closer to The Beatles, although of course not in terms of musical influence, I’m not delusional. ;-)

  23. PinaColada says:

    I’m not a fan of that song at all. But I tend to seek out “happy” music. I am easily affected by music and don’t like to be down :)

  24. LAK says:

    Now I know who Louis is in the group. Help identifying Liam and Niall. (please don’t. I don’t care) LOL.

    • Sisi says:

      Guess we’ll have to wait for some drama for that! The Tayswift drama introduced me to Harry, I know which face belongs to Zayn since last week, and now twitterdramz with Louis. We’ll get the complete set eventually.

  25. Lauren says:

    No surprise. Louis is always causing the most trouble and he is the most rude to everyone even fans. I remember all the stupid twitter fights he had with the wanted. Dude couldn’t help himself

  26. Dani says:

    Naughty is such an attention whore. Always has been looking for his next 15 min of fame. The song was taken down though.

  27. pleaseicu says:

    His first solo sound is a rough demo of a song that could be lifted directly off of 1D’s latest album?

    Louis has always been willing to cause social media fights. Though, in this case, given NB’s immature stuff about retweeting and tweeting about saving Zayn and things about the 1D fanbase and band before the Louis got involved, I kinda don’t blame one of the guys from snapping. It wasn’t just one day. It’s been months of this on NB’s part and the guys never said anything until yesterday. Given the way Zayn left and didn’t tell any of them he was leaving the tour or that he was quitting the band, one of them was bound to snap and say something.

  28. Crumpet says:

    I can never make one single sense out of Twitter feeds. Are you supposed to read them from top to bottom or from bottom to top?

    Meh.

  29. Neners says:

    Laughing hysterically at the tweenage angst of it all. I try to remember that most of their fans are young, but I want so badly to reply to some of them, “Your batsh*t crazy obsessiveness and possessiveness is probably one of many reasons the guy doesn’t want to be in the group anymore.” Oh well. Like every other generation of crazy fangirls, they’ll learn in time!

  30. Trillion says:

    whoa. Z is like a swarthy young Colin Farrell.

  31. E says:

    Those vocals sound like they were recorded in a bathroom.

  32. oneshot says:

    One Directioners easily rival kpop boyband fans for obsessiveness levels, and that takes some doing.

  33. word says:

    Louis is the least talented member of that group. He rarely gets a solo and when she does he only gets to sing one bar ! He needs to know his place. Zayn had a right to leave the band. Any of the guys can leave any time they want. It’s not a prison.

    • Jayna says:

      Leaving in the middle of a tour is very unprofessional and shady, and what about the fans who paid for tickets because he was a big part of the band, a drawing card, arguably the best singer, and he walks and is in the studio like the next day?

      • word says:

        I didn’t say what he did was moral or fair to the fans. I just said he had a right to leave the band. Whatever contract they had must have had some loophole for him to be able to leave like that. He also has a right to become a solo artist. If his fans liked him in 1D, I’m sure they’ll love him even more as a solo artist. Also, we don’t know what was going on in that band. Zayn may have been treated horribly. Who knows the truth? At the end of the day, this is just a boy band. The fans will get over it and move on to the next band. This is how it works.

      • pleaseicu says:

        Treated horribly? He got to skip fan appearances and promo, he got to just leave in the middle of concerts whenever he felt like it and not return, he’s left tours more than once, he wandered offstage and back on in the middle of songs, he got to not speak or engage in interviews whenever he wanted, he got his way on dancing–he refused to dance so their stage shows never had dancing. All without repercussion and while the other four had to overcompensate and pick up his slack. He chose not to be involved with writing music or have musical input on the albums until this last album, their fourth album, and he only offered up one song and it wasn’t chosen because it was R&B/hiphop and not the band’s sound at all.

        The guy was shady and unprofessional in how he quit the band. He has every right to want out, and to want to go solo, but it’s also fair that he be called out for being disrespectful and unprofessional toward his bandmates, their backing band, the production crew on tour and other support staff that he left hanging and scrambling without a word of warning that he was never returning to the tour and was actually quitting the band to go solo.

      • word says:

        @ pleaseicu

        Yeah but you don’t know the reasons for his behaviour. He may be a jerk or there may be legit reasons for what went on. Maybe he wanted more of an active part in the group but they wouldn’t let him? Who knows the truth? Maybe he wrote many songs but they didn’t pick his? Who knows? This dude did not commit a crime and shouldn’t be treated like a criminal. Their contracts obviously allow them to leave the group when they want. For all you know he may have given the band and managers a heads up that he wanted to leave months ago. We don’t know.

    • Ultraviolet says:

      Louis Tomlinson ‘needs to know his place’ ? Wow, what an awful expression. It’s old-fashioned and offensive.

      • Terry says:

        I agree. Like he’s some kind of second or third class citizen. Smacks of elitism. I’ve heard Zane live – he is over-rated. I also hear autotune very distinctly on his solo track. But mostly, who cares. I mean really…. it’s not important.

  34. Miss M says:

    I have so much secondhand embarrassment for the Brazilian girl’s comment, :/