Zayn Malik Defended By Bar Staff Following Heated Row With Man Outside NYC Club
7 June 2021, 10:21
Zayn Malik was involved in a heated altercation with a man over the weekend and now the bar staff at the restaurant have shed light on the incident.
Zayn Malik was seen engaged in a row with a passer-by outside of a New York City bar over the weekend.
The ‘Vibez’ hitmaker's heated confrontation with the man was caught in a video obtained by TMZ.
It was reported that Zayn was stood smoking a cigarette outside Amsterdam Billiards Club when the man attempted to pick a fight with him.
The passer-by was also seen lunging at the former One Direction star and calling him a homophobic slur.
TMZ reported that police weren’t involved in the incident.
No punches were thrown during the altercation, however, according to sources, it is said that a group of men came out of the venue next door when things kicked off.
An employee at the bar has now commented on what happened, jumping to Zayn’s defence.
They told E! News: “We can't control what happens on the street, we can just control what happens inside and Zayn was having a great time.
“It was a nice, calm evening until he stepped outside to leave."
The employee also added that Zayn was a “total gentleman" who was “respectful to staff”.
Zayn hasn’t publicly commented on the incident.