Zayn Malik may have originally said that he left One Direction to experience the normal, fame-free life that most 22-year-olds have. But the singer may have just revealed on Twitter that there was another achievement he wanted to check off of his bucket list first. Nope, it wasn't attending couture runway shows at Paris Fashion Week, or producing collaborations with Naughty Boy: it seems to be that his goal was inking a solo record deal.
The singer shared a Twitter pic of himself signing a contract at RCA.
But he also threw some shade at his former band, saying he left the group to pursue the "real" him.
While Zayn has such a beautiful voice that deserves to be heard, we're feeling a little bit conflicted about the message he's sending by pursuing a solo music career when we thought he wanted a toned-down life.
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