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Zayn dropped by longtime manager amid claims of diva behavior

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 4/18/2018 RACHEL DESANTIS

Zayn’s manager has dropped him, according to Variety. © Rich Fury/Rich Fury/Invision/AP Zayn’s manager has dropped him, according to Variety. Zayn Malik's high-profile split from girlfriend Gigi Hadid isn't the only break-up he's facing.

The "Pillowtalk" singer's longtime manager Sarah Stennett has dropped him as a client amid rumors that the former boy bander is something of a diva, according to Variety.

Stennett, the co-founder of First Access Entertainment, has repped the Brit since 2015, when he made his shocking exit from One Direction.

It was under her wing that Zayn, 25, put out his 2016 solo debut, "Mind of Mine" — the follow-up to which he's currently gearing up to release in June.

"Sometimes in life you have to make extremely difficult decisions to effect positive change for everyone," Stennett told Variety.

Sources told the outlet Zayn is "challenging to work with," as he passed on multiple opportunities to promote "Mind of Mine," and declined to take the album on tour.

The singer had dates scheduled in major markets like London, Dubai and Japan, but pulled out abruptly, citing crippling anxiety — and a strong distaste for dancing.

"Like, there were a lot of upbeat dance (songs on the album), and I don't dance, so it would have required a lot of extra dancers and stuff going on, and I don't necessarily want to do that," he told Billboard in November of why he nixed the tour.

Zayn did, however, reveal that he planned to launch a major world tour in support of his forthcoming sophomore effort.

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