Speculate, of course. Some fans think he'll just make an appearance, others guess he'll present something, and some believe he'll perform. Why else include him in the promos if he's not going to be there in some capacity?
There's plenty of hysteria surrounding the promos - what's even going on?
One Direction *-* (@Them1DTho) August 27, 2015
Fans have sounded off on their theories, but nothing has yet been confirmed. What do you think?
Zayn is in TWO VMA commercials, I'm sure he will be there 😍— follow me zayn? :) (@ZaynsSocks) August 27, 2015
Zayn will attend the vma's🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉— zou (@letmaliklou) August 27, 2015
the boys are most likely gonna attend the VMA's and if zayn DOES show up and they don't talk to each other i will be really sad ok— i miss zayn so much (@kilamrnb) August 27, 2015
I'm so confused i have a feeling zayn is gonna attend the vma's and bring his fam with him but then again, maybe they're using him for promo— i miss zayn so much (@kilamrnb) August 27, 2015
ZAYN IS IN THE VMA PROMO, WHAT IF HE PERFORMS HIS NEW SINGLE OR SOMETHING?— zayn malik ☯ (@zjmskaterkid) August 27, 2015
Zayn better be at the vma's this better not be false advertisement to get more views @MTV— oh mayn (@MonIVMM) August 27, 2015
If zayn and 1d are all at the vma's I wonder if they will meet up?? That would be awk— Shannon B (@shanbdeezy) August 27, 2015