Update (8/11): Hope you Directioners and Zayn Malik lovers are also down with Tyler, the Creator. Our boy Z responded to Tyler's request for collaboration with open arms so, like, we guess that's happening. Peep the tweet blow.
Original Story (8/10): Last week former One Direction dreamboat Zayn Malik followed basically every A-list producer and rapper in the game. A few of them reciprocated, including Chance the Rapper and PartyNextDoor of Drake's OVO Sound. It left fans in a very peculiar place, pondering just who would collaborate with the ex-1D guy.
Brown and Malik are now RCA labelmates, and Capital FM wanted the dirt: Would they ever work together? "Of course, of course, [I’d work with him]. I don’t shy away from anyone and I think he’s a great artist," Brown told the radio station. "Now he’s doing his solo thing, I know he has a huge fan base and the fans are waiting to hear his stuff, so it would be cool to get down and collab.”
Tyler, the Creator's interest came straight from Twitter. Check it out:
HI @zaynmalik I HAVE BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTALS AND YOU HAVE A VOICE LETS FIGURE THIS OUT MY GUY . EPIC ALBUM CUTS THO NO RADIO SINGLES— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 9, 2015
So, what do you think? Are these collaborations in order? Who should Zayn reach out to next?
Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF
@JLo on Twitter
Jason Kempin/BET/Getty Images for BET
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Kevin Mazur/BET/Getty Images for BET