Naughty Boy feels betrayed by Zayn Malik, but it’s less about what he said and more about the hate he’s been getting! In a new interview, the producer says that he’s mostly just “sad” about their feud — especially because the former One Direction called him his BFF merely a few months ago.

“I can deal with what he said, but he knows the hate I’ve had to endure for him is the bit that upset me. That’s not how I know Zayn to speak, even face to face. I definitely thought at first that he had been hacked…At some point as an artist you have to take responsibility for everything you say. That’s why I think Zayn did it out of anger. Three months ago he was calling me his best friend at theAsian Awards so it’s a bit sad,” he said.

“I think initially when Zayn had tweeted that he had assumed I had leaked. I have never leaked anything of Zayn’s. The cover we leaked together. Nothing has been leaked by me. Zayn asked Mic Righteous to write something but it was never going to be used — it was always going to be Krept and Konan — but Mic Righteous decided to put that out himself. The Krept and Konan video was just seven seconds on Snapchat.”

He also admitted that he doesn’t understand how to use Snapchat!

“For me, it’s not a big deal because it’s not a leak. And we were under the impression that if something is put on Snapchat then it’s immediately gone after you’ve seen it. I don’t have Snapchat so I don’t understand how it works. We had been working all night so we didn’t get up till 5-6pm the day of the tweet. We wondered what all the missed calls and messages were about. I thought someone had died!”

The producer added, “He has got a new manager and sometimes things get interfered with.”

This seems to confirm that rumors that the Bradford Bad Boy is under new management, but it still doesn’t clear everything up. Even though Zayn supposedly knows that NB wasn’t involved with the video leak, it seems like he’s still not happy with his former mentor. Ouch!

Do you think that Naughty Boy and Zayn will ever repair their friendship? Let us know in the comments!