London: One Direction's former mentor Simon Cowell is not too happy with how bandmember Zayn Malik spoke about the band and called the musician "rude".
Simon Cowell and Zayn Malik (Pic/Santa Banta)
Malik explained his decision to quit 1D, saying that he had never been given any creative freedom to make music he enjoyed, reported Daily Mirror.
"I think once he has had a chance to reflect on everything he will probably reconsider what he's said because it was a very, very democratic process in the band," Cowell said.
"It is a bit rude to the people who wrote all the hits with them. And to the other band members. I mean they all wrote a lot of the stuff."