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Zayn Malik falls out with Naughty Boy in online rant

Zayn Malik

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik seems to have fallen out with collaborator Naughty Boy after branding him "a fat joke" in an online rant.

The singer, who quit the boyband earlier this year saying he wanted to be a "normal 22-year-old", has previously spent time in the studio with Naughty Boy prompting reports they were working on solo material.

The producer, real name Shahid Khan, put a track featuring Malik singing over an acoustic guitar online after he quit One Direction.

But today, Malik tweeted the musician saying: "You fat joke stop pretending we're friends no one knows you".

He is not the first person to fall out online with Naughty Boy - Malik's former bandmate Louis Tomlinson called him "inconsiderate" after he published the acoustic track online.

Earlier this year, Naughty Boy told Heat magazine that Malik had been under intense pressure and was in a studio with him because he wanted to enjoy time with his friend.