Zayn Malik Reveals Why He Left One Direction, Says He’ll Make “Real Music” With RCA

Zayn Malik [RCA]

Zayn Malik’s Twitter candor has made waves in recent weeks, and today’s series of Tweets will doubtfully be an exception.

In a series of posts, the artist confirmed that he has signed a record deal with RCA. He also offered some commentary on why he left One Direction to embark on a solo journey.

“I guess I never explained why I left , it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am,” wrote Malik. He notably punctuated the Tweet with “#realmusic.”

In a later Tweet, he shared the hashtag “#realme.”

Following months worth of rumors, Malik officially departed One Direction on March 25. The four remaining members plan to release new music soon.

Written by Brian Cantor

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