Considering this is not the first time that the 23-year-old singer has called out on her former boyfriend, it appears that Malik and his model girlfriend have had enough of the drama."[Zayn's] been down playing it to Gigi and telling her not to give it any energy or thought, and that it just comes from a place of jealousy," a source told Hollywood Life shedding light on the situation."Zayn has heard the original lyrics and was surprised with how harsh they were.
He understands that Perrie is free to vent and write about whatever and whomever she wants, but obviously he isn't a fan of the song," the source added.
Their first attempt at a relationship ended after a few weeks, the couple started dating officially four months later.
Little Mix's popular track Shout Out To My Ex was released in October, but according to reports the unedited version was leaked on 14 November.
The controversial lyrics opened with, "Heard he been f*****g some model chick. But f**k that boy I'm over it."However, the final version had a more toned down sense as it read, "Heard he in love with some other chick.
Taking to his Twitter account on Wednesday evening Zayn said: 'I'm 22 years old... And there's a lot of jealous f***s in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x (sic).'Zayn will now be absent from the band's next three performances in Asia, but is expected to rejoin Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan for their show in Cape Town in South Africa, on March 28.'Having his every movement scrutinised causes great anxiety and the pictures which surfaced with the fan yesterday was the final straw.
He did nothing wrong but the amount of criticism he received was simply too much.