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Simon Cowell thinks Zayn Malik’s 1D dissing was just “rude”

By | Published on Monday 21 December 2015

Zayn Malik

Simon Cowell thinks that there Zayn Malik is just a little bit “rude”, what with his dissing of One Direction’s music making and him calling his former group’s sound “generic as fuck”.

As previously reported, Malik, now pursuing his solo career of course, recently gave an interview with Fader magazine in which he talked about his time inside the boyband powerhouse.

Describing his frustration with the 1D music making process, he said that he’d sometimes try to put his own spin on a song when recording it in the studio, but that the band’s bosses would keep getting him to re-record his bits “until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as fuck, so they could use that version”.

But Cowell denies that 1D members had so little creative influence on their output. The Mirror quotes the Syco chief – responding to Malik’s Fader chat – as saying: “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”.

Don’t worry though, Malik will probably change his tune over time. “I think once he has had a chance to reflect on everything he will probably reconsider what he’s said”, says Cowell. And that’s probably true. Just before the inevitable mega-bucks reunion tour, presumably.

Meanwhile, don’t be thinking Mr Syco is sitting at home every night fretting over what the boy Malik has been saying this week. “To be honest, I don’t even think about it too much, because as soon as he left we sorted him out with a label who really were enthusiastic about him and then my loyalty was back with the boys”.

So there you go. But here’s the question of the day: what do you make of Cowell’s label-boss-responding-to-bitter-former-signee remarks? Yeah, I know, generic as fuck.