Did Zayn Malik Ditch Naughty Boy For Frank Ocean Collaborator Malay?

Carl Williott | July 29, 2015 8:02 am
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Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has only been at this solo thing for about four months, but it’s already ripe with rumors, leaks and drama. After getting together with Naughty Boy for some “very soulful” new material, the two had a swift falling out, and now it looks like Malik has swapped out Naughty Boy for two-time Grammy winner Malay.

MTV did some social media connect-the-dots, noticing that Malay posted a photo of his daughter with “co-worker” Zayn just a few days after he retweeted a pic of Zayn in the studio. Scraps, but sustenance nonetheless. Check out the clues below.

Malay has worked with everyone from Alicia Keys to Yelawolf, and he most famously wrote and produced with Frank Ocean on much of Channel Orange, so this is definitely a meeting of heavy-hitters.

Could Zayn be cooking up his own Channel Orange-style odyssey? Let us know what you think below, or by hitting us up on Facebookand Twitter!