After Zayn Malik left One Direction, signed a solo record contract, and split up with Perrie Edwards in the space of a few months, his devoted fanbase deserve a rest. But the poor bunch were sent into overdrive on Twitter when the singer appeared to write about meth.
In a post which appeared to be taken from a Snapchat screengrab, the singer can be seen posing on a balcony overlooking a bustling city under the caption: “meth and red man tonight”.
Meth and red man tonight pic.twitter.com/77SVBlL5pX— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 17, 2015
Aside from the usual messages declaring that the singer is “perfect”, some fans tweeted their concern that one of their favourite popstars was dabbling with illegal stimulants.
@zaynmalik ive never felt more disrespected in my life— z a b (@adileneomg) August 17, 2015
@zaynmalik you did meth???????— jess loves harry (@manbun94) August 17, 2015
@zaynmalik wtf dont do drugs— labiba 3 (@toursblonde) August 17, 2015
@zaynmalik plus you can get arrested but ayy learn from your mistakes— 6 DAYS !! (@WhoranTown) August 17, 2015
But other Twitter users more well-versed in hip-hop culture stepped in to reassure fans that Malik was simply tweeting about Method Man and Redman, respective members of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan and Def Squad groups.
@zaynmalik Method Man and Redman are rappers. Stay in your own stupid generation. Kids these days.— Andrew Scozzari (@andrewscozzari) August 17, 2015
A photo featuring Malik alongside Method Man and Redman later cleared up the confusion once and for all.