Here’s what else Zayn had to share:
On quitting the band: “It is crazy and wild and a bit mad. But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life. And I feel like I’m doing what’s right – right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good…My band has been really supportive. They’ve been cool about it. And they understand that, you know, it’s not real to me anymore.”
On wanting to leave: “I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people’s happiness.”
On the Directioners: “I feel like I’ve let the fans down but I can’t do this anymore. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not the real me.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Zayn’s explanations?