Former-boybander-gone-solo-act Zayn Malik is smoking - both literally and figuratively - on the cover of Paper magazine this month.
In the accompanying article, he opens up about the sexual nature of the album, saying that “it wasn’t a conscious decision to make [the album] sexual or refer to sex".
"I just found out that a lot of situations that I was in were quite sexual situations – all of the time," the singer said coyly, adding: “I enjoyed singing about [sex], clearly."
Zayn, who is currently dating model Gigi Hadid, also opened up about his fanbase, saying: “If girls find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing. If guys find me attractive, then that’s a cool thing as well. It’s sick. It’s a compliment.”
He adds: “I’m blessed by whoever was up there to be who I am and be able to do what I do. I genuinely mean that.”
Trust us, Zayn. We are all blessed.