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Zayn Malik Is ‘Under So Much Stress,’ According To Naughty Boy

Producer also opens up about his Twitter feud with Louis Tomlinson.

Naughty Boy isn't looking for a fight with Louis Tomlinson, because right now "there needs to be calm."

Just last week the producer released his demo track with former One Direction member Zayn Malik. It sparked an all-out Twitter feud with Louis after he retweeted this video which mashes up Zayn and Naughty for the moniker “Zaughty.”

Louis called the tweet "inconsiderate," but it appears that Naughty Boy (real name Shahid Khan) thinks that Louis was the one that was a bit out of line.

“There seems to be some needless provoking going on. [Louis] was deliberately adding to the provoking," Naughty Boy told Heat magazine. I don’t think that’s fair. Especially on Zayn, that’s not fair. Right now, there needs to be calm. He could have said that to me privately. Doing it openly is another act of provocation that’s not needed.”

Something tells me round two may be in the works.

Something else that might be in the works is Zayn's solo career. Before he was vacationing with fiance, Little Mix's, Perrie Edwards, Zayn was spotted in the studio, with Naughty Boy, just one day after announcing his departure from 1D. But, according to Naughty Boy, fans shouldn't jump to conclusions.

“I’ve been his friend. He needs one. Just because we were seen at my studio – you [don’t] necessarily just make music," he said. "People seem to forget that he’s under so much stress. Which is why he left the tour. There’s a lot going on. People get caught up – what he has done is to be normal. Sometimes being normal is to try and sort things out with your fiancée or hang around with a friend. That is normal.”