Zayn Malik Has Some Thoughts on All That Taylor Swift Backlash

Reminder: his girlfriend is a squad member.

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Taylor Swift's new music has just about broken the internet—and while we can all agree her songs are epic, they aren't without controversy (opens in new tab). So naturally, Zayn Malik was asked about said controversy due to the fact that he's dating Swift squad member Gigi Hadid.

His thoughts? One part "she gets on with my girlfriend," one part "I did a song with her, it was fun," and one million parts "I'm Sweden, please leave me alone." (That last one isn't a direct quote, but it may as well be.)

"I rate her as an artist, I think she's cool, I think she's successful, and I think she deserves her success because she's worked hard," Malik recently said (opens in new tab). "That's just how I look at it. I did a song with her, it was fun, she was professional. She gets on with my girlfriend, they're good friends."

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He also explained that he doesn't pay much attention to drama anyway: "When it comes to anything that has to do with trivia about people's personal lives or things that's going on in their careers, I don't necessarily pay too much attention. I don't pay too much attention to what people even say about me. I just tend to take it for what it is when I meet them people in real life and have a conversation with them. If they're cool with me, then I base my relationship on that. [....] I don't have a bad word to say about her. She's cool."

In conclusion: Zayn Malik would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one he has never asked to be a part of.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.