The remaining members of One Direction have finally spoken out about Zayn Malik’s departure from the band.
Appearing on “The Late Late Show” on Thursday, the quartet opened up to host James Corden about Malik’s still-mysterious decision. Singer Louis Tomlinson also made it a point to address his recent (and very public) Twitter spat with his old friend.
“There’s been a bit of back and forth,” Tomlinson told Corden as the audience laughed. “I’ve never been very good at biting [my] tongue. It’s just one of those things. Twitter is great for connecting with the fans, but also saying something that you shouldn’t it’s also good for that as well. Or bad in this case.”
When asked if Tomlinson and Malik had been in contact since their war of words, Tomlinson assured Corden that it was “all good in the hood.”
Corden then asked Liam Payne how he and the band felt when Malik left.
“At first we were a little bit angry, we were surprised. I think all kind of knew the general vibe that Zayn was feeling.” Payne explained to Corden. “There were certain parts of this job that Zayn loved and certain parts that he didn’t.”
When asked if they had ever considered calling it quits after Malik left, all the boys shook their heads “no.”
“The four of us love every part of it. The shows have been great and the tour — the fans deserve it. They’ve been absolutely fantastic to us.” Niall Horan explained.
Watch the interview below: