This Week: Zayn Malik Is Gone, Pete Wentz Is Sia, and Scott Weiland Is an Asshole

“When I got signed by Interscope, he literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label. It's only now when I look back at it in 2015, I can see that he was just jealous and he couldn't wait to be Taylor Swift's best friend and date Katy Perry.”
M.I.A. says her ex-boyfriend Diplo used to go crazy every time her career advanced. (Rolling Stone)

“It's like an army that's worse than North Korea… She has like 50 million people that will die for her.”
Diplo can't hear M.I.A. right now because he's too scared of Taylor Swift's fans. (GQ Style)

“I was definitely stoned, and as I walked in I looked at him and I was like, ‘You’re not going to cast me in this movie, right?’ He’s like, ‘No, I don’t think so'.”
Ad-Rock’s audition with Oliver Stone for a part in ‘The Doors’ movie didn’t last very long. (New York Times)

[jump] “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”
That rumbling you felt, off in the distance, on Wednesday, was the vibration of 10 million One Direction fans weeping because Zayn Malik left the group. (NME)

Harry Styles was apparently also crying — onstage at One Direction's first show as a four-piece:

“Missed the stage. Time to get back to work”
It's alright, kids. Justin Bieber's going to make you forget all about Zayn real soon. (Twitter)

“I would like to make a sincere apology to the fans that were at the meet and greet in Boston. I’m embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said… I acted like a total asshole and for that I’m truly sorry.”
Scott Weiland fans paid $150 for a meet and greet with him and were repeatedly insulted by the singer, for their trouble. (Facebook

“Four months ago, I got bigger boobs!”
Stop press! Iggy Azalea’s ta-tas are no longer the ones she was born with. (Vogue

“N.W.A would have not existed without Eazy-E. No doubt in my mind. He was bold and not scared of anything. He was 21, 22, I was 16 — to me he was fearless. That's what he brought: 'I don't want to do no corny ass records that try to get on the radio. I want to do hardcore records about what the hell is going on around here.'”
Ice Cube reminiscing about his old friend, on the 20th Anniversary of Eazy-E's death. (Billboard

“I feel more powerful with this wig on.”
Camera-shy Sia accepted her Songwriter of the Year Award at Australia’s APRA Music Awards, via the medium of Pete Wentz in a wig:

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