Zayn Malik videoed confronting passer-by in heated argument after ‘being called homophobic slur’

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Zayn Malik videoed confronting passer-by in heated argument after ‘being called homophobic slur’
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Zayn Malik has been videoed having a heated argument outside a bar in New York.

The former One Direction star can be seen in the clip, which was obtained by TMZ, getting into a row with a passer-by while having a smoke outside Amsterdam Billiards Club.

According to sources, the anonymous man eventually lunged for Malik and called him a homophobic slur.

An enraged Malik, who was shirtless, can be seen shouting back at the man. The singer is said to have left before things escalated.

The establishment’s co-owner told Page Six that it’s unclear what caused the man to take offence, but suggested it might have had something to do with requesting a photo.

“Zayn is in here a lot and we absolutely love having him. He was here for a few hours playing pool and ping-pong with a bunch of people, and there were no problems,” he said.

“I heard that the [scuffle] started over the guy wanting a photo, but I’m not sure. It happened outside,” he added, quipping: “We gave him an Amsterdam Billiards T-shirt and are bummed he wasn’t wearing it outside.”

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The Independent has contacted Malik’s representatives for comment.

Malik was with friends – his girlfriend, supermodel Gigi Hadid, was not with him.

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