Naughty Boy, Malik’s new BFF and solo album producer, has taken it upon himself to make sure there’s still a riff between the two singers by continuing to fan the flames of discontent, giving an interview
that friends of high profile celebrities normally wouldn’t give that continues to bash Tomlinson.
Speaking with The Sun, Naughty Boy claims Tomlinson is a “child” that “needs to shut his mouth.”
“He is just a child. He’s messing with a sleeping lion and you shouldn’t have woken up a sleeping lion as you are only going to regret it,” he says.
Regarding the backlash Malik and Naughty Boy received from Directioners, the 30-year-old Brit insists that it’s unfair for him to receive so much hate — despite the fact that he was the one who continued to troll Tomlinson by sending him hateful messages on Twitter.
“It’s not fair for the fandom to go for us because we haven’t done anything,” Naughty Boy says. “I don’t know Louis so I can only base my judgement on what he says and he is acting like a 12-year-old.”
“I’ve been the one looking after Zayn since he left One Direction,” he continues. “[Louis] should actually be reaching out to Zayn and maintaining that relationship. It’s all about loyalty and what they had in that band was a group of loyalty. I think Zayn has shown that he is still loyal to them.”
He adds, “This isn’t a playground and I’m not going to allow anyone to undermine me or Zayn. Time will tell the best story, trust me.”
Previously, Malik defended his “bitchy” tweet to former bandmate Tomlinson, writing on his Twitter:
Don't know why I'm being attacked for defending myself , people got it twisted! I love my fans ?! Every single one of you x
— zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) May 7, 2015