Zayn Malik released the cover for his first solo album Mind Of Mine on Wednesday showing him as a tattooed toddler.
But the 23-year-old is already having to defend himself against claims that he copied the artwork from Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III cover which also shows a tattooed child.
Zayn hit back at detractors, saying he has long been brewing over the album cover idea and slamming those who don’t “appreciate art”.
Zayn debuted the album cover on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show where he played his new track It’s You, speculated to be about ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards.
It’s lyrics read: “She’s got, she’s got, she’s got her own reasons for talking to me/She don’t, she don’t, she don’t give a f*** about what I need.”
Zayn called his appearance on Jimmy’s show “sick” but teased fans that there would be an even better treat soon with a new black and white music video.
Producer Make You Know Love (MYKL) who co-wrote Zayn’s recent hit Pillowtalk has also shared a very short snippet of his new song Drunk All Summer.
Zayn can be heard singing the lyrics, “Late nights/ red eyes/ amnesia.”
You’ll have to wait until Mind Of Mine is released on March 25 to hear the rest.