Naughty Boy responds to Zayn Malik ‘fat joke’ insult: “Turning up the volume”

Just tuning out the h8rz, aren’t you hun?

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by Emmeline Saunders |
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You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for Naughty Boy, really. He might’ve leaked that footage of Zayn Malik featuring in Krept & Konan’s No Type video, but he didn’t deserve to be branded a “fat joke” by the ex-One Direction singer.

But rather than lashing right back at Zayn, Naughty Boy – real name Shahid Khan – just posted an innocent picture of himself as a little boy.

“La la la #turningupthevolume #naughtythrowback ,” he captioned the flashback snap.

We can’t see how this is going to give Zayn back his chill, but maybe Naughty’s got a plan in mind.

Their one-sided Twitter spat comes just a few weeks after they apparently wanted to trademark the name Zaughty in order to work on a ‘streetwear’ fashion brand.


But a Sun source claims their closeness is the very thing that’s driven them apart, given that Zayn quit 1D back in March because he wanted to be “a normal 22-year-old”.

“Zayn was very close to Naughty Boy when he left One Direction. But previously they had only spent the odd day together once a month in between his touring commitments,” the insider told the newspaper.

“Now they were in each other’s company every day in the studio - and eventually drifted apart a few weeks ago.

“It’s a long time to spend with someone and the studio is a pretty confined space. Zayn is angry about the music that got leaked and blamed Naughty Boy. Zayn didn’t like not being in control. This has been the sparking point.”

That’s fair enough, really. But did it really warrant a huge Twitter attack on Naughty Boy, Zayn?

Zayn Malik’s hair story from 2010 – 2014


Zayn Maliku2019s hair story from 2010 – 2014

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October 2010: Fluffy and bouffant



November 2010: Well he was following the crowd..

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March 2011: Fast forward four months and Zayn's far more styled

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October 2011: We have NO idea what's going on now

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February 2012: Luckily a hair-stylist took pity and got his barnet back under control. Also: FACIAL HAIR ALERT.

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April 2012: Zayn's trademark quiff is back and the stubble is growing nicely

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September 2012: Oo-er, Zayn's dipped his quiff in bleach

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November 2012: Zayn's come over all Cruella

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November 2012: We think it may be growing on us...

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February 2013: PHEW - Zayn's lost his bleached streak. We bet his mum had a word over Christmas.

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April 2013: The quiff is higher and the five o'clock shadow is back - hello SEXY Zayn

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August 2013: Zayn's lopped it all off, bar his little beard

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November 2013: The quiff is BACK and the beard is better than ever

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May 2014: A bushier style for spring...

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July 2014: Zayn lets his quiff down for the night

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September 2014: Zayn's trying out a Harry Styles side-swept-style

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October 2014: Zayn tries out the braided, pulled back look

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