Zayn Malik is featured in the latest issue of “Billboard” and it doesn’t sound like he’s stayed in touch with any of his former One Direction bandmates, not that he has any ill will toward them.
“Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that’s just life,” he says. “Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don’t talk to any of them, really.”
Zayn also talks about working with Taylor Swift on their “Fifty Shades Darker” hit, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” noting, “I worked with her because I felt like she was the right artist for the song.” He adds, “And of course she’s also a massive artist, so that brings its benefits. I get to let her fans know that I’m doing this kind of music, and she lets her fans know she likes my kind of music -- there’s no opposition, for real. Everybody can like everybody’s music.”