Back when the Zayn cheating scandal appeared in magazines, there were those two mysterious pictures of Zayn, as I’m sure you know. I don’t think I even need to tell you how much that hurt Zayn. It’s obvious from the way that he acted afterword, and the fact that he literally hurt himself over it:
A lot of people believe that this story is fake, and was orchestrated by Modest. So then, where did those pictures come from? And who took them?
Here are the pics (which as you recall, were claimed to be taken by the girl in the article) in case you need a reminder:
Edit: Please stop saying these pics aren’t Zayn. TheyareZayn.
Three days later we got the very interesting inside information that those pictures of Zayn came from Liam’s phone. Now, this is a fairly reasonable theory at the face of it - I think this needs to be stated. If we take it to be true that the cheating scandal is fake and Modest set it up/orchestrated the article, then it stands to reason that the pictures must have come from someone Modest has access to, and who is close to Zayn. Thus it is unlikely to be a random friend of Zayn’s or a random person that he hooked up with.
Therefore, it’s more likely that it was one of the five One Direction boys - who as we know, take pictures of each other sleeping all the time. However, unlike most other pictures of the 1D boys sleeping - which tend to be in cars or planes - it’s a picture of him in a hotel room. How many people have the opportunity to take a picture of Zayn sleeping in a hotel room - unless they are sleeping in that hotel room with him? It’s honestly unlikely to be anyone other than Liam, especially if you believe that Ziam is real.
Fastforward to the beginning of tour - this is Zayn’s first real opportunity to fight back. It isn’t crazy to think he might do so either - the boys throw hints about things going on in their lives all the time, through lyric changes and other things during concerts.
And indeed, on February 23 - the very first show of tour - he decided to do just that, by changing his lyric in “Live While We’re Young” to “Don’t let the bitches steal your phone.”
Zayn did this again on April 20th - same lyric change “don’t let the bitches steal your phone.”
Watch closely, because Zayn does something interesting here - he takes his microphone and switches hands. By doing that, he indicates that it’s not just casual pointing. It’s deliberate. Why does he do that? It’s a bit of an inconvenience really, and he switches the microphone to his right hand, which means he can’t even put his arm around Liam if he wanted to.
So, why then? Well, my guess is that he’s trying to make it as obvious as possible that he’s pointing to Liam, and not Niall. If he pointed with his right hand, the angle would make it more ambiguous who he was pointing to. But since he points with his left hand, you can see him pointing to the phone that Liam is holding, and also to Liam.
I suppose you could say that I’m going too far here, and that he’s simply pointing at the phone Liam’s holding simply because Liam is holding a phone. And that could be true, I suppose. But phone or Liam, he’s still pointing to Liam ultimately, and I can’t help but find it interesting that his pointing finger seems to float from the phone Liam’s holding to Liam himself. His finger doesn’t stop at the phone; it lingers on Liam. He also doesn’t really interact with Liam or Niall otherwise - he just goes near them in order to point.
I believe this is Zayn’s way of saying that yes, it is indeed Liam’s phone that got stolen, and it’s Liam’s phone that the pictures were taken from. I believe this is one of a large set of hints that Zayn and Liam have been throwing this tour. The first two of Zayn’s lyric changes were telling us that management stole someone’s phone, and this last incident was Zayn indicating who it was stolen from.