Took him long enough to respond....
Earlier last month, former One Direction member Zayn Malik sat down for an interview (and hot photo spread) for the recent issue of 'FADER' magazine.
During the interview, Zayn slammed his 1D days, noting "There was never any room for me to experiment creatively in the band," and continued with:
"If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as f---, so they could use that version,"
"Whenever I would suggest something, it was like it didn't fit us.
"There was just a general conception that the management already had of what they want for the band, and I just wasn't convinced with what we were selling,"
"I wasn't 100 percent behind the music. It wasn't me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren't happy about."
His former mentor/boss Simon Cowell is now speaking out about Zayn's comments.
Simon first called the process of making the bands music "a very, very democratic process" before issuing this:
"It is a bit rude to the people who wrote all the hits with them,"
"And to the other band members. I mean they all wrote a lot of the stuff."
In case you weren't aware, all of the guys have songwriting credits from their albums. Zayn has 17, Niall 7, Harry 24, Liam with 36 and Louis with 38.
What do you guys think of Simon calling Zayn's comments "rude"?