Louis Tomlinson’s rage against Naughty Boy hasn’t been much of a secret in recent weeks and now we may have an explanation for why he has been so angry.
Insiders say the One Direction star was devastated when his bandmate Zayn Malik left the band in March and has only been more infuriated since he’s become BFFs with his producer pal following the split.
Zayn and Naughty Boy have been working on Malik’s solo album and the latter has been frequently posting pictures of them both in the studio, laying down some tracks.
Louis thinks his pal in vulnerable and ‘lost’ and that his new pal is using him when he’s at his lowest ebb. “The main problem Louis has with Naughty Boy is that he believes he’s using Zayn to gain notoriety and fame,” a source told HollywoodLife.com. “Louis genuinely does not believe Naughty Boy has Zayn’s best interests at heart, and in the end will do more damage than good.”
Tommo is hoping the Steal My Girl hitmaker sees sense and gravitates towards his former bandmates again. The source added:
“You must remember, Naughty Boy took Zayn under his wing when he was vulnerable and lost after quitting 1D and that’s just how Louis sees it, and hopes that Zayn realizes he’s being taken advantage of and quits ties with the rapper.”
Fans have pointed out that Zayn started work with Naughty Boy before he left 1D though and that the pair seem to be genuine friends. However NB is definitely no friend of Louis’ and has been shooting his mouth off again in a new interview. It all kicked off this morning when the producer said his nemesis needs to ‘shut his mouth.’
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Harry Styles and his bandmates begged Zayn to stay back in March, when they first heard he might be leaving the band. “Harry and his band mates initially tried to convince him from quitting,” a source close to One Direction said. “They even begged him to stay because they didn’t want him to make a decision he would regret. But in the end he had to go.”