Zayn Malik has revealed that he was advised to quit the teen heartthrob boy band One Direction…by an alien.
The 23-year-old singer said that he was visited by an extra-terrestrial being in his sleep and it was the alien who told him to dump Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles.
“An alien spoke to me in a dream,” he told Glamour magazine.
Speaking of aliens and zombies and their effect on music, Zayn also revealed his principle inspiration to leave the other 1D boys behind to start his solo career.
“No question: Thriller by Michael Jackson.”
He also added that Bob Marley has been a major influence on his music, saying that the first thing he does when he steps off stage after a performance is to “Pay homage to Bob Marley.”
Aliens, Michael Jackson and Bob Marley. We get you, Zayn.