Zayn Malik Casually Claims An Alien Told Him To Leave One Direction

In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, former One Direction sweetheart Zayn Malik revealed that an alien visited him in a dream, instructing him to leave the popular boy band. His emotional departure from the band happened nearly a year and a half ago. Since then, he’s enjoyed a fruitful year that included the release of his solo album, Mind of Minea semi-successful foray into the world of fashion, and a heavily-documented relationship with 21-year-old supermodel Gigi Hadid. But let’s get back to what really matters: Malik was visited in a dream by an alien who had a premonition that he should leave One Direction.

His reference to the alien visit in his Glamour interview was so offhanded it makes you wonder if this is a normal occurrence for the 23-year-old singer. Even the interviewer seems to rush on to the next series of rapid fire questions, not even pausing to reflect on the dynamic discovery of Malik’s extraterrestrial communications before asking what’s on his bucket list.

When Glamour’s Kate Branch asked the singer when he first realized he wanted to break off from One Direction and do his own thing, Malik casually responded, “An alien spoke to me in a dream.” That’s it. 

While Malik’s alien answer could have easily been a joke born of exhaustion from answering the same boring interview questions, I want to believe, and prefer to run with the theory, that not only did Malik mean what he said — but it actually happened.

The alien visitation actually makes a good deal of sense given his space-like aesthetics and quick ascent to increased fame after leaving the bonds of One Direction. Maybe this alien was sent to him as a prophetic instigator of Malik’s inevitable glory. Or maybe Malik himself is a beautiful alien sent to Earth to serenade us with digestible pop gems.

Love humans? Why the need for a delineation that it’s HUMANS you love, Malik?! Are you trying to pander to your primarily human fan base?

Unfortunately for those of us searching for other clues of Malik’s connection with other planets’ life forms, most of his other interview answers are pretty run-of-the-mill or at least don’t present the same element of surprise as his alien revelation. The first album he ever owned was Tupac’s All Eyez on Me, his first musical inspiration was Michael Jackson, and he wants to invent something before he dies. Boring.

The only other Glamour interview answer that caused my head to turn was his first celebrity crush, which he said was Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, asking, “They’re the same, right?”

Oh really, Malik? The inability to tell the Olsen twins apart and parse their complex differences seems like something only an alien or alien-sympathizer would struggle with.