05/06/2015 01:44 pm ET Updated May 07, 2015

Zayn Malik And Louis Tomlinson Are Beefing On Twitter (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Zayn Malik tried to explain why he and Louis Tomlinson were fighting on Twitter on Wednesday, but didn't mention the state of his friendship with Tomlinson or the other members of One Direction. He loves his fans, though.

EARLIER: Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson are tearing One Direction fans apart. The former bandmates began fighting on Twitter on Wednesday after producer Naughty Boy tweeted a photo of him and Malik.

Tomlinson thought this was a lame photo -- to be fair, it is kind of lame -- so he subtweeted Malik.

Ooh! Ya burnt! Naughty Boy took some offense to this, calling out Tomlinson's use of auto-tune. He then fought back.

But then Malik got involved, swiftly shattering any hopes we had that he would stay on good terms with the 1D boys after his split from the band.

Our thoughts and prayers are with One Direction fans at this difficult time.



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