Having departed the band amid a veritable media storm and plenty of fan heartbreak, Zayn Malik claims that the only member of One Direction that still speaks to him is Liam Payne, with the other three members ignoring his calls and texts.

The 23 year old singer, who quit 1D back in March last year citing exhaustion at the band’s relentless touring schedule, has previously hinted at disharmony in his relationship with the group in an interview late last year, but he’s made the new relationship in an interview for the new cover of Luomo Vogue magazine.

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“The truth is I haven’t spoken to any of the boys at all really, I spoke to Liam a bit and that’s just the way it is,” Malik replied when asked whether he kept in touch with his former colleagues. “I did try to reach out to a couple of people and they didn’t get back to me.”

Malik also suggested that the remaining Directioners had lied in interviews about the extent of contact they were having with him. “Publicly, when they were asked questions about it, [they] said that they’d spoken to me and that we were friends. But that’s not the case, I tried to reach out and be their friend but they haven’t even replied to any of my calls or texts.”

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Currently rumoured to be dating superstar model Gigi Hadid, Zayn has signed a solo record deal with RCA since quitting his former band. He has also previously dissed their music in public, calling it “generic as f***” and saying that he would be embarrassed to play it around girls, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that Harry, Louis and Niall aren’t speaking to him.

Of course, he was asked about what prompted him to quit in the first place, and he replied: “When I decided to leave, it wasn’t a big build up, it had always been underlying. I never felt like I belonged in the group, I was just doing it because at the time, I felt like it was the right place for me to be.”

About his prospective debut solo material, he also said: “I just want this album to be about me and me standing on my own two feet. I’ve sung with four other voices for over four years now so I want to hear myself, alone for once.”

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