Styles, 21, insists Tomlinson’s actions in blasting Zayn, 22, and his producer friend Naughty Boy have damaged the band’s reputation, ausing a lot of tension between the pair, reported Female First.
“Harry is very aware of 1D’s reputation and doesn’t like getting into any public scrapes, especially with other members of the band.
“It’s fair to say his relationship with Louis has been strained for some time and the last couple of weeks hasn’t helped matters.”
A band insider, however, has said the two have been able to put the spat behind them and they have continued to work side by side on 1D’s new album with Liam Payne and Niall Horan.
“Harry and Louis are working together in the studio in Los Angeles on 1D’s next album. They’re fine.”
The row between Tomlinson and Malik took place on Wednesday night with the latter blasting his former bandmate for making “bitchy comments”.
The spat between the long-time pals, who previously insisted they would remain close despite Zayn leaving the band, erupted after Louis mocked a picture filter Naughty Boy, whose real name is Shahid Khan, used on an image of him and Zayn in the recording studio.
Liam Gallagher defends Zayn Malik after brother’s criticism
Singer Liam Gallagher has asked his brother Noel to not interfere in One Direction matter after he slammed musician Zayn Malik for leaving the boy band.
Noel, 47, had called Malik “idiot” for leaving One Direction to be “a normal 22-year-old”, reported Aceshowbiz.
Responding to his brother’s criticism, Liam, 42, took to Twitter, writing, “I see Noel Katie Hopkins Gallagher is talking out of his slack arse again go and polish your SAXAPHONE Ha ha.”
He then told Noel to “leave those 1d kids alone.”
The two former Oasis members have been feuding over everything in the past few years.
“Just coz you have a SAXAPHONE on your new record and you think your all Pink Floyd,” he continued insulting his brother while mocking Noel’s High Flying Birds’ new album “Chasing Yesterday”.
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