Zayn Malik gave his first broadcast interview alone in an appearance that will air on Thursday (January 28) on Beats 1.
“I think I always kind of wanted to go, from the first year, really,” Zayn said. “I never really wanted to be there in the band, I just gave it a go because it was there at the time.”
Zayn added, “I think the boys kind of knew — in terms of the music — that wasn’t my cup of tea… They obviously didn’t want me to leave, but they couldn’t talk me out of it at that point. I’d already made my mind up.” Watch the preview below.