Zayn Malik is no longer part of RCA Records. The record label, which has had a very tumultuous relationship with the singer, decided to end their deal early. The parting of ways comes as Malik is serving a year-long probation for allegedly pushing Gigi Hadid’s mother during an altercation last month.
The Sun reported that the record label had decided to drop him due to his excessive cannabis consumption as well as the incident with Yolanda Hadid. We have confirmed with a source close to the matter that he was dropped by the label, but they did not cite these two things as the reason for it. It seems like the decision came long before the family argument last month.
Zayn’s problems with his label are not a surprise. Over the years, he has been vocal on social media about the label not supporting him and limiting him in many ways. Just last year, the hashtag #FreeZayn was trending on Twitter. We cannot confirm whether or not the decision to part ways was mutual.
Sources at the label have said that Zayn was difficult to work with. There was a lot of conflict regarding creative differences between executives and the singer. Zayn was also very stubborn with refusing to do certain things involved in putting out music.
Zayn’s last release through RCA was his album Nobody Is Listening earlier this year. Just a month ago, Zayn shared a private link to three unreleased rap songs.