The One Direction fiasco is heating up.

After weeks and weeks of shade, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson are now openly feuding on Twitter over the former's new collaboration with producer Naughty Boy, who none of us knew about two months ago (and were probably all the better for it). It started with the following photo posted by Mr. Boy on Twitter:

Which makes them look like the hottest collaboration of 1998. Tomlinson understandably responded by calling Naughty Boy out on the photo's dated pixel effects, a jab that obvs had nothing at all to do with his personal feelings about Malik leaving the group:

I so remember, Louis.

Never to be outdone, Naughty Boy offered the following retort:

To which Louis responded:

To which Zayn responded, and this is where it gets good:

And around and around we go. Never change, any of you.


A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.