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Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards’ new boyfriend fears Zayn-style break up takedown

By | Published on Monday 27 February 2017

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The new boyfriend of Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, Arsenal footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, is mildly concerned that he might end up as the subject of a song if and when he breaks up with her. It’s good to get thinking about the pop implications of a future break-up early on in a relationship.

His concerns rise from the general assumption that Little Mix’s ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ is about Edwards’ rather famous ex-boyfriend, that there Zayn Malik – though the group have largely denied this, saying that it’s about all of their exes and, indeed, about exes as a subset of humanity.

“I better watch out”, he told OK. “I don’t want her to become an ex and sing about me”.

As for what a Little Mix break up song aimed at him might be about, he added: “Probably something about Arsenal being rubbish”. And that there is why Oxlade-Chamberlain is not a songwriter. Though, to be fair, he readily admits that.

Speaking to The Sun at last week’s BRIT Awards, where ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ won Best British Single, the footballer said that he’s “not very good” at singing but enjoys a bit of karaoke. “I’m a performer”, he said, before making the slightly bizarre claim: “I know the lyrics to most songs”.