One Direction Address Zayn Malik’s Departure, Twitter Feud on ‘Late Late Show’


One Direction sat down for their first interview as a quartet since Zayn Malik‘s breaking exit in late March on Thursday night. The British boy band appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden and spoke candidly about Louis Tomlinson‘s Twitter feud with Zayn and their thoughts on his departure.

“There has been a back and forth,” Louis said smiling, alluding to the social media war he sparked with Zayn and producer Naughty Boy. “I think we’re on good terms with him.”

Louis continued to address the Twitter war head on, stating, “I’ve never been very good at biting my tongue, maybe I get it off my mom. It’s just one of those things. Twitter’s great for connecting with the fans but also if you feel like saying something you probably shouldn’t, it’s also good for that as well. Or bad in this case.”

After Louis said “It’s all good in the hood,” Corden also asked Liam Payne specifically about his thoughts on Zayn’s exit. He openly answered, “At first we were a little bit angry, obviously. We were surprised, but I think we all knew the general vibe that Zayn was feeling.”

“There were certain parts of this job that Zayn loved and certain parts of the job that he didn’t,” he continued. “If you don’t like your job, you’ve got to follow your heart sometimes and go where you need to go. There’s no argument with that.”

After Zayn made the decision to leave the band, Liam also admitted that the remaining four members “love every part” of their job and they’re “looking forward to bringing out a new record, going on more tours,” so the thought of a disbandment was never in question.

And when Corden asked Harry Styles if he would bring in a new member to supplement Zayn’s absence, he gave a quick and firm “no.”

Outside of the band’s Zayn interview, they filmed a comedy bit during which they played a competitive game of dodgeball against a group of girls. Find the video below: