Zayn Malik, Calvin Harris argue on Twitter over streaming issue

MANILA, Philippines – Calvin Harris reacted to a tweet that former One Direction member Zayn Malik posted on August 18.

Zayn originally retweeted a photo comparing Taylor Swift's and Miley Cyrus' stands on music streaming services. Zayn's retweet has since been deleted, but according to Entertainment Weekly, this was the original post he had retweeted:

the difference is astounding — モ ソ (@MileysKoi) August 12, 2015


Taylor, who is currently dating Calvin, pulled her music off of the music streaming service Spotify in 2014, because she believed that these services negatively affect album sales and artists don't get paid enough for having their music streamed for free. In June, she also convinced Apple to pay artists during the free 3-month trial of their music streaming service, Apple Music.

On the other hand, Miley Cyrus told W Magazine in 2014, "I've made my money... If no one buys my album, cool. It's fine. I've got a house, and I've got dogs that I love. I don't need anything else."

Calvin then gave a series of replies, saying that these free music streaming services are unfair for other artists who are still struggling to make it.

@FemaleTexts @zaynmalik You've made your money? Cool...fuck the 99% of musicians who depend on these services to survive right? Yeah fuck em — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015

If u don't get what it means when a successful artist uses their celebrity to benefit every other musician and songwriter in the industry... — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015

While u kids are refresh voting teen choice awards there's some poor fucker in a basement making your new favorite record trying to survive — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015

Meaning...stay out of things you don't understand — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015


Zayn then replied, telling Calvin that he misunderstood what he was trying to say and he should "calm his knickers."  

@CalvinHarris ha you just made an absolute fool of yourself mate — zayn (@zaynmalik) August 17, 2015

@CalvinHarris you clearly didn't understand what I just said either — zayn (@zaynmalik) August 17, 2015

@CalvinHarris so i suggest you calm your knickers before them dentures fall out — zayn (@zaynmalik) August 17, 2015

Oh and I write my own shit too dickhead — zayn (@zaynmalik) August 17, 2015


But Calvin later explained that he commenting on the original tweet, and not on Zayn personally.

@zaynmalik all good, it was the quote not you personally mate — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015

@zaynmalik lol — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015

@zaynmalik best of luck, genuinely. You've got a great voice — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015


One Direction bandmember Louis Tomlinson favorited one of Calvin's tweets to Zayn, but things have been quiet on both Calvin and Zayn's sides after Calvin's last reply. In May, Louis got into a Twitter argument with music producer Naughty Boy, who was working with Zayn. 

Louis just faved Calvin Harris' tweet to Zayn. — Radio1D (@Radio1Direction) August 17, 2015


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