One Direction's Zayn Malik caught on camera in tense confrontation outside New York bar

Zayn Malik has been caught on camera in a tense confrontation with a man outside a New York bar after the man allegedly called out a homophobic slur. In footage obtained by TMZ, the 28-year-old singer can be seen swearing at an unknown bargoer outside Amsterdam Billiards Club in Manhattan’s […]

Zayn Malik has been caught on camera in a tense confrontation with a man outside a New York bar after the man allegedly called out a homophobic slur.

In footage obtained by TMZ, the 28-year-old singer can be seen swearing at an unknown bargoer outside Amsterdam Billiards Club in Manhattan’s East Village.

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The ‘PILLOWTALK’ singer also appeared shirtless at one stage during the altercation.

Sources that were apparently close to the situation claimed to TMZ that Malik was smoking a cigarette outside the club after two in the morning when a group of men came out of neighbouring bar, Little Sister Lounge.

According to TMZ, the man Malik is seen to be speaking to tried to pick a fight with him shortly after coming out of Little Sister Lounge.

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In the footage, the man is seen lunging at a shirtless Malik who shouts “what the f–k are you talking about” multiple times at the man.

Zayn Malik

TMZ says the man shouted a homophobic slur towards Malik, who responded with insults including “b—ard.”

Other members of the group were seen trying to break up the confrontation.

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TMZ claims they were told the argument was not physically violent and police were not involved.

Since leaving One Direction in 2015, the ‘LIKE I WOULD’ singer has released three solo studio albums — 2016’s Mind of Mine, 2018’s Icarus Falls and 2021’s Nobody Is Listening.

He also made a cameo as himself in Ocean’s 8.

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Malik and his girlfriend, 26-year-old model Gigi Hadid, welcomed daughter Khai Hadid Malik in September 2020.

Khai is their first child.

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