Zayn Malik Reveals the Real Reason He Left One Direction

Eight years after Zayn Malik left One Direction, he shared the true reason why he decided to go solo.

In fact, as the One Direction alum—who formed the group with bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson in 2010—recently revealed,

The electric crossover is based on Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

he knew the exact moment he needed to step away from the band five years after their debut.

"There was a lot of—look I don't want to go into too much detail, but there was a lot of politics going on," he said during the July 12 episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast.

"Certain people were doing certain things, certain people didn't want to sign contracts,

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