Zayn Malik Cover of “No Type” Leaks, Causes Instant Controversy—Listen Now!

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Well, it was only a matter of time before we heard Zayn Malik‘s voice sans his former One Direction mates.

The 22-year old can be heard alongside U.K. rapper Mic Righteous on a new track that popped up today of a cover of Rae Sremmurd​‘s “No Type,” a leak that immediately stirred up some controversy on social media between Mic Righteous and producer Naughty Boy. 

Naughty Boy seemed to be taking a jab at the leaked song, tweeting, “just wait for the real one you won’t be disappointed.”

But the producer insisted, “that had nothing to do with me or Zayn, something was stolen from the hard drive that had nothing to do with the rapper involved.”

To which Mic Righteous quickly responded, “Lol @ tell the truth shah. We recorded them bars in ur studio months ago. .. Bout ‘stolen hard drive.'”

About an hour later, he responded again to the same Naughty Boy tweet with, “Why r u like this…’The real one’ ur just gonna take my verse off and put krept and konans back on.”

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So the song was taken down but Mic Righteous re-uploaded it on the web, ranting a bit about the circumstances that he feels forced him to take matters into his own hands.

“F–k stepping on egg shells cos i wanna keep the label happy.. I ain’t signed i can do me…Zayn wants the tune out, he ask me to be on the song, shah (naughtyboy) told me that his label wont let him release any music for the next two yrs.. So you know what i did? I did it for him, for you. And at the end of the day they cant say no to me, i work for the people not the industry.”

Looks like Zayn’s solo career just got even more clouded with controversy, which swirls even as some fans hold out hope that he could eventually return to One Direction.

So, here it is—what do you think of “No Type”?!

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