Little Mix performed their latest single “Shout Out to My Ex” on The X Factor UK not too long ago and we are brimming with excitement over the empowering track. However, the same probably can’t be said for Zayn Malik.
Though most are convinced that “Shout Out to My Ex” is a diss track from band-member Perrie Edwards, to her former fiance, Zayn Malik, the band insists that the single is an empowering track that everyone can relate to.
In an interview with Radio One, Perrie told host Nick Grimshaw: “I mean, we did expect it, didn’t we? The song speaks for itself. Who doesn’t relate to this song? It relates to everyone. Jes always says it’s like a happy, heartbreak song.”
However, a line in the song hits a little too close to home in Perrie and Zayn’s case as the group sings,
“Took four long years to call it quits / Forget that boy I’m over it.”
This line, coupled with the fact that Perrie recently confirmed that Zayn broke up with her over a simple text message has many of us wondering (or concluding) that she really IS throwing shade at Zayn.
Perrie, who is now confirmed to be dating actor Luke Pasqualino, was in a relationship with Zayn Malik for 4 years (2 of which they were engaged) before breaking up in 2015.
Check out the explosive “Shout Out to My Ex” performance by Little Mix in this video: