Poor Zayn Malik was left a little red faced earlier this week, when an interviewer cut him off after being banned from asking a number of popular questions.
The One Direction star was appearing on radio show ‘Rush from The Morning Hot Tub’ and management had allocated them a ten minute time slot in which to chat to the handsome performer, but before the interview took place a team member from SYCO record label issued a list of questions which were not allowed to be asked.
We would have expected them to ban things like asking the boys about when they lost their virginity, or what Simon Cowell is really like behind the scenes however, the issues were fairly tame ones, such as asking them about their frequent pranks or quizzing them about their time on The X Factor.
In the clip below, the DJ explained how the interview went, saying:
“When you talk to a band like this, what you have is someone from the record company who handles the interviewing and they connect me to Zayn.”
“She, a very nice lady, gave me some rules that I had to follow before I could do my interview with Zayn.”
He then played some audio of the woman in questioning listing the banned questions. They were:
1. What is your celebrity crush
2. Which of you have girlfriends
3. Who came up with the name One Direction
4. Anything X-Factor related
5. Worst habits about each other
6. Do you guys fight
7. Best prank someone played on you
8. Describe each other on one word
9. Funniest fan stories
10. If not in the band, what will you be doing
11. Pre-show rituals
12. Anything about money or religion
Being left with not much to ask Malik, the presenter decided not to bother with the interview at all and said to Zayn:
“Hi Zayn you’re a very busy guy. I want to talk to you but I can’t do that…no X Factor, no pranks….well that’s about going to do it. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us and continued success for the future.”
You can listen to the chat in full below.
This isn’t the first time we have heard these complaints, as last week, when the lads were doing a whole round of promo in advance of the release of their new single ‘Live While We’re Young’ other radio stations complained that they had been banned from asking Liam Payne about his rumorued split from Danielle Peazer, as well as a whole host of other questions.
The news comes on top of reports at the weekend, that SYCO have imposed a sex and booze ban on the boys and have forbidden them from smoking in public, openly dating or flirting with fans, or being photographed while drunk.
It was also reported that management insisted that more than ten minutes of content was cut from the 1D Alan Carr interview last week, because too much personal information was revealed that could harm their clean cut image.
Listen to Zayn’s non interview and tell us, do you think management are doing the right thing? Does this spell trouble for the future of One Direction?
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