Zayn Malik Dropped from RCA Record Label, Reportedly

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Did RCA records drop Zayn Malik from their label roster?

That’s what the New York Post is reporting. But it’s not because of his recent troubles with in-law Yolanda Hadid. Apparently, RCA ditched the former One Direction member after his third solo album, Nobody Is Listening, had a mediocre showing. When the label released the set in January, it only reached No. 44 on the US Billboard 200. Zayn is still listed on the label website. 

“Zayn feels like life is out to get him. He genuinely finds it hard to deal with the level of fame he had, and that comes out as if he’s ungrateful and arrogant,” a music executive who has worked with him told NYP. “If he was a bit more open about talking about his issues, I think that people would warm to him.”

People around Zayn say he smokes too much marijuana

Apparently, Zayn smokes A LOT of marijuana, to the point of where he becomes “aggressive” and “paranoid.”

The allegations come on the heels of Zayn pleading no contest to harassing Yolanda Hadid, the maternal grandmother of his 1-year-old daughter, Khai, whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend, supermodel Gigi Hadid.

An insider who worked with One Direction told NYP that Zayne’s marijuana use got so bad that it made him “paranoid” — and led to former bandmate Harry Styles refusing to share a tour bus and private jet with him.

Zayn wasn’t happy in One Direction. And the band members weren’t happy with him

“Zayn wasn’t happy in the band, it wasn’t for him,” the insider told NYP. “He didn’t like the whole constantly touring thing and being given a schedule.

“He was just so difficult that he wouldn’t turn up for stuff, like photo shoots or even gigs. He would block himself in the house, smoking loads of weed, and it made him really unreliable,” added the insider.

Another One Direction insider told NYP. “You just didn’t know when Zayn was going to turn up, whether for a recording session or a concert.”

Pot made Zayn a different person

The insider said: “In the beginning, Zayn was quite sweet. He just became a different person. When you are smoking weed to that extent, it really affects you.

“Zayn became aggressive. He was very aggressive towards the end of the band, having fierce rows with people he worked with. He never takes responsibility for anything — it’s always someone else’s fault.”

Zayne’s pot consumption reportedly “drove a wedge” between him and his band members. “He’d just be on the tour bus [smoking] all the way to the venue. It led Harry to get a separate tour bus with Niall and Liam — Louis would join Zayn. Harry wouldn’t fly with Zayn either.”

Are the Hadids leaking negative stories

Zayn quit One Direction in 2015 citing stress. The group went on to record an album and tour as a foursome before calling it quits in 2016.

All this “anonymous” reporting could be orchestrated by the Hadids in order to gain advantage in the legal proceeding over custody of the couple’s daughter. Zayn is reportedly a devoted father and intends to keep parenting, despite the split.

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