London: Zayn Malik has lashed out at his former One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson on Twitter. The singer, who quit One Direction in March, sent a rare tweet to Louis Tomlinson in defence of his producer friend Naughty Boy as the pair became embroiled in yet another war of words on the social networking site.
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson. Pics/Santa Banta
Zayn Malik, 22, shocked fans after telling Louis to stop making comments about his life now that he is no longer a member of the chart-topping boyband.
Louis Tomlinson then wrote: "Remember when you were 12 and you used to think those Mac filters for your pictures were cool haha ! Some people still do HA!"
Zayn Malik then replied directly to Louis, saying: "Remember when you had a life..?" Naughty Boy, who has been working with Zayn Malik, also had his own back-and-forth row with Louis Tomlinson on the social network. Naughty Boy shared an image of himself and Malik working in the studio, prompting Louis to tweet about the snap. Louis Tomlinson accused Boy of being "inconsiderate" to fans after he posted the link.
A song featuring Zayn Malik without the rest of One Direction was also taken down, less than a day after it was shared on Soundcloud.
Naughty Boy tweeted a link to the track, with the words "let the music do the talking" - less than a week after Zayn Malik revealed he was leaving One Direction.