So, to back up, Zayn's collab with Mic Righteous, a cover of "No Type," was uploaded by the rapper. It was later removed and some Twitter ranting went down between Mic Righteous and Naughty Boy, as Naughty claimed the track wasn't finished and was stolen from his hard drive.
We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried, tbh.
Mic Righteous took to Facebook to explain the whole thing, writing: "The fact naughtyboy straight up acted like he never knew me, and said i stole the song from a hard drive in his studio (when me, him and Zayn sat there and recorded it together) made it clear to me these fame hungry fatties only wanna be around you if you hot."
In another post, Righteous explained:
"I'm sat here with my thoughts, no PR company around me, no lawyers, no marketing team, just my son asleep next to me.
Last night I decided to put out a record I made with fellow artist and friends Naughty Boy and Zayn Malik with no serious intention of release to start creating some movement for my up and coming album. Following that leak my former friend and publisher threw me under a bus by publicly denying having any involvement with me being on the record."
Mic Righteous further talked about how he "spent months on end contacting him in regards to my album (which I have personally funded at great expense) with no response."
You can read his full statement below, but he notes, "At this moment in time I am unaware of the implications my truth telling will have on my career but I know this is something I have to do for my fan base who I have neglected, my family and team who have seen me struggle but also for myself."
that had nothing to do with me or Zayn, something was stolen from the hard drive that had nothing to do with the rapper involved— Naughty Boy (@NaughtyBoyMusic) June 15, 2015
couldn't even spell his name right lol— Naughty Boy (@NaughtyBoyMusic) June 15, 2015
LOL NB just denied me like peter denied jesus, an to think we been mates for yrs. guess thats what not being in control of ur own music does— MIC (@MicRighteous) June 15, 2015
Why sign a artist an not let them put out music when they want? ...— MIC (@MicRighteous) June 15, 2015
.. NB been good almost throughout my career i ain't beefing him, but he's another puppet on a label and to lie like that ..— MIC (@MicRighteous) June 15, 2015
..well that just proves it. Its like this, when ur signed u have no say what happens with u, where as i do. So i will.— MIC (@MicRighteous) June 15, 2015
THE TRUTHS WILL SET US FREE— MIC (@MicRighteous) June 16, 2015