Twitter reacts to Zayn Malik’s revelation he left One Direction to make ‘real …

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Zayn Malik Signs to RCA Records to Make “Real Music” After Leaving One Direction.

Slight shade? Zayn Malik has admitted he hasn’t been 100% honest about why he quit One Direction – but now, as he signs a new record deal, he’s revealed the real reason.Former One Direction member Zayn Malik, who broke fans’ hearts when he left the band in March, has announced that he has signed to RCA records, where he intends to make what he described on Twitter as #realmusic.

He’s since been seen in the studio with Naughty Boy, although they are no longer working together after the producer’s constant digs at One Direction, and he’s now signed a solo record deal with RCA Records, who are part of Sony Music Entertainment. He briefly collaborated with the controversial producer Naughty Boy, but on Wednesday, July 29, Malik made a much more permanent career choice. “I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !!” Malik, 22, tweeted. Informing his fans of his big news on Wednesday evening, Zayn also told them the real reason behind his sudden departure from the world’s biggest boyband. He is working with R&B producer Malay, who has collaborated with singers including Frank Ocean and John Legend, and has signed with Iggy Azalea’s management company Turn First, where he will be guided by the same person, Sarah Stennett, in charge of the Australian rapper, suggesting that his new direction will be more adult and less pop than One Direction’s.

The 22-year-old, who initially claimed that he was leaving One Direction in order to be “a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight” is the latest in a long line of pop stars who have left successful bands in order to pursue music they feel is more authentic, as opposed to the “manufactured” material that made them famous. In the 90s, Robbie Williams followed a similar trajectory from Take That to solo success though, unlike Michael, he never managed to have hits in America.

Noel Gallagher recently expressed scepticism about Malik’s prospects, telling Rolling Stone: “I laughed out loud when I read it ‘ ‘I just want to be a normal 22-year-old.’ …

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