The British singer quit One Direction in March (15) and is set to launch a solo career, but a report published in Britain's The Sun newspaper on Friday (17Jul15) suggested he has been dropped from the boyband's label Syco.

It was alleged the move was because executives including Cowell did not want to support his new music out of loyalty to the remaining members of One Direction.

However, a spokesperson for the company has denied the report, telling, "Zayn is still with Syco."