June 14, 2016


Zayn Malik Got Feedback on his Career From Taylor Swift, and It Made Him Blush

Robbie Spencer for DAZED
Robbie Spencer for DAZED

No one is 100 percent sure about Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid's relationship status as of late (not like it's any of our business), but the model's name is sprinkled all over the former One Direction member's latest magazine cover story. 

Dazed talked to Zayn about the reactions to his Mind of Mine album, which came out in March, and he revealed that Gigi's friend, Taylor Swift, had some stuff to say about it.

Swift, who had ushered Zayn's on-off girlfriend Hadid into her infamous "squad," was chilling at Hadid's house shortly after Mind of Mine dropped and gave him her thoughts:

“At Gigi’s house we briefly spoke and she told me she really enjoyed the album," Zayn said in the Dazed story. "It was nice to get some feedback. She said she thought I was cool and I kind of blushed a bit and didn’t know how to take it.”

Zayn, who recently opened up about his struggle with anxiety, told Dazed that he doesn't do too much mingling in the stratosphere, despite his status:

"I haven’t done much acclimatin’. I’m just staying the way that I am. I think that’s the best way to keep your sanity. You’ve got to hold on to what you are and not let things get to your head, because if you do, that’s when everything comes crashing down terribly.”

For more from Zayn, read Dazed's full interview, then listen to our Pop Chat podcast about his solo debut: