There has been a lot of talk recently about who will be the first member of One Direction to walk away from the band and go it alone. Many have put their money on Zayn Malik to break ranks first but the singer insists that he is in it for the long term and hopes that One Direction stay together for many years to come.
Malik told Now magazine, “I'm not one to get involved with what anyone says about me. When people are putting pressure on me I just completely ignore it. I have fun with the lads and do what I've got to do. One Direction is the main thing I'm doing and I'm 100 per cent dedicated to the group. I'm just as involved as everyone else. I don't have any plans to leave any time soon.”
He added, “We want to stick together as a group for as long as people are supporting us and listening to our music. You know, in the future who knows what's going to happen? Two years ago, if anyone had told me I'd be doing half the stuff I'm doing, I wouldn't have believed it.”
It is inevitable that One Direction will eventually split up but for now they are enjoying being global superstars as a group. However, when they do split up, it is unlikely that they will all enjoy solo success, so they would be wise to stick together for as long as possible.