PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: Zayn Malik attends the Valentino Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on J
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Earlier this month we learned Zayn Malik, former One Direction hottie and resident high-note king won't be able to release his own music for two whole years. The news arrived via English rapper Mic Righteous, who leaked a cover of the Rae Sremmurd hit "No Type" featuring Malik.

Apparently the story continues, this time with best bud and frequent Zayn collaborator Naughty Boy spilling all on Capital FM

“He’s making a very soulful record,” Naughty Boy explained. "He’s writing, himself, on it as well. ... I think it’s worth the’ll all make sense soon. Zayn’s his own man, no one can tell Zayn what to do, especially me!”

So what do you think? Tell us in the comments, then peep 1D's latest perfume commercial and scroll through our favorite shots of the boys from last year.