Zayn Malik has been seen in a heated confrontation with a passer-by outside a New York City bar.
The Pillowtalk hitmaker was pictured shirtless as he rowed with a man, with TMZ reporting that the passer-by picked a fight with the former One Direction star.
Sources told the publication that Zayn was smoking a cigarette outside Amsterdam Billiards Club in the East Village when a man attempted to pick a fight with him.
He is also thought to have lunged at Zayn and called him a homophobic slur.
While strong words were exchanged, no punches were thrown and the police were not involved.
Zayn has not publicly commented on the incident.
The singer became a father last year, welcoming a baby daughter with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
In January, they revealed her name, with the model simply penning in her Instagram bio: ‘Khai’s mum.’
The 28-year-old singer admitted he’s surprised at how easily he’s adjusted to fatherhood, saying: I didn’t expect to be so into it. Before she was born, I was always into myself.
‘I had time for my relationship but it was still solely about me. The fact that Khai has been so easy to adjust to has been surprising to me because I just love spending my days with her, hanging out with her, just doing really relaxing chill stuff.’
Zayn, who is normally reticent about sharing his private life, described model Gigi, 25, as ‘a wicked mum’.
They live at a hideaway in rural Pennsylvania but the Zayn, who used to be engaged to Perrie Edwards, said: ‘I haven’t really thought about settling down per se yet.
‘We’re both quite young, even though we’ve had a kid.
‘We’re still thinking about work and things we want to do career-wise… but maybe in the far future, when we eventually pick a place to settle down, it will probably be something kind of similar to this.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Zayn Malik for comment.
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