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Zayn opens up about what it's like to be in One Direction!

 

Zayn has revealed all in a candid interview with Complex magazine!

Ahead of the release of his debut solo album 'Mind of Mine', Zayn has admitted that there were some restrictions to being in One Direction!

"There were certain restrictions in terms of the way that we could come outside of that young teen boy look," he said. 

"Mainly my beard, honestly. I wasn't allowed to keep it. Eventually, when I got older, I rebelled against it, and decided to keep it anyway. That was just because I looked older than the rest of them."

Really?!

Zayn's beard looks cool... why shouldn't he have it?!

Zayn went on to defend his time in the band, "No one can ever say I was ungrateful, even though it sort of comes across that way when I mention that I was frustrated with the band," he said.

"That's not the case at all. That was just an experience that had to be dealt with at the time. With the music that I'm doing now, I get to express myself, and that creative tension is gone".

We don't think it's going to be the last that we here of this!

Zayn's new album is released this week... and going off the tunes that he has revealed so far, it's set to be HUGE!

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