Right. So we need to talk about Zayn Malik’s Tweets last night.
The 23-year-old singer got us all confused when he took to the site to muse: ‘Love how people feel liberated naked .. Read a book liberate your brain [sic].’
He then clarified: ‘This is not shade …’
But, of course, basically every Little Mix fan on the planet assumed that it WAS shade. More specificially, shade thrown at his ex Perrie Edwards.
Why’s this? Because earlier in the day, Perrie had spoken out to defend claims that the group’s outfits are too ‘raunchy’ for their young fans.
LM recently set off on their Get Weird tour, where their stage outfits have consisted of crop tops, cut-outs, hot pants and leotards. Miaow.
Perrie, 22, told the Daily Mirror: ‘We wear what we feel comfortable in. We’re not overly sexy in what we do anyway. We go for sexy/cute. We’d never want to be scandalous.’
Whatever he meant, Zayn seemed keen to end speculation that he was making a jibe at Pezza, later clarifying: ‘Love .. liberate yourself with education and learn to love everyone’s expression..
‘I said love how exactly is that shade ? Explanation done.’
He then re-Tweeted a message from a fan, which read: ‘I think what Zayn meant to say was he loves that people feel liberated naked and the people who shame them should liberate their brain.’
So that’s all sorted, yeah? Nope. Things didn’t end there – Zayn’s current girlfriend Gigi Hadid also ended up getting involved. Crikey.
When a follower told her she should ‘take Zayn’s phone away,’ she replied: ‘? I’d agree that anyone who doesn’t love seeing someone feel liberated, in however way they chose, needs to be more open minded [sic].’
This is all too much for our brains to handle on a Wednesday morning.