YouTube star Jake Paul claimed he almost had to “clap up” former One Direction star Zayn Malik after the pair apparently crossed paths during a trip to Las Vegas. Zayn's girlfriend Gigi Hadid has now hit back at the YouTuber.
Jake Paul and his brother Logan are no strangers to getting involved in beef on the internet and settling it in person – they’ve got the boxing fights behind them to prove just that.
However, while they usually clash with fellow YouTubers or people who have taken shots at them on social media, they’ve traded shots with bigger names in recent. Logan himself has laid down the gauntlet to former NFL star Antonio Brown while Jake seemingly almost came to blows with Zayn Malik.
Jake set Twitter alight in the early hours of February 23 when he dropped a tweet out the blue that took a few personal shots at the British pop star.
“Almost had to clap up [Zayn] from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f**k off for no reason when I was being nice to him,” Jake tweeted. “Zane [I know] you’re reading this... stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big ass hotel room hahaha.”
Close to an hour later, the Paul brother followed up on his original tweet with a few more details about their sudden interaction.
“Bro he literally started yelling and freaking the f**k out,” he added before claiming Zayn said, “you wanna test me mate.” Jake concluded: “lol I feel bad for childhood stars.”
Gigi Hadid responds to Jake Paul
Zayn's longtime partner Gigi Hadid was quick to respond to Paul's comments. She launched a scathing attack on him and his "embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies."
"Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie," Hadid said of Zayn, "unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed."
Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed ...
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 23, 2020
Jake and Zayn were in Las Vegas for the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch where, if you didn’t know already, the British boxer scored the victory and reclaimed a few of the titles that he relinquished back in 2016.
Whether or not the Paul brother and former One Direction star decide to lace up the gloves and settle whatever difference they have in the ring, though, remains to be seen – especially as we haven’t heard Malik’s side of the story just yet.