Jake Paul Tries to Start Beef With Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid Shreds Him

Bizarre feuds between famous people aren’t as rare as some may think, as sometimes they play out in the public eye and sometimes, they don’t. Since we’re in the age of social media, it’s easy to grab a front row seat to witness people take shots at each other online.

This time, there’s an odd but small spat involving YouTuber Jake Paul, Zayn Malik, and Gigi Hadid.

Jake Paul; Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Jake Paul | Eric Espada/Getty Images; Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid | Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images

Jake Paul attempts to spark beef with Zayn Malik; it backfires

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Paul posted a couple of tweets saying that he almost put his hands on Malik because he had “an attitude” and told him to “f*** off.” After tossing in a few insults in the first tweet, he added that Malik was freaking out on him and yelling, “You wanna test me, mate?”

“Almost had to clap up zane from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f*** off for no reason when I was being nice to him…. zane ik you’re reading this… stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big ass hotel room hahaha.”

Whatever Paul was attempting to do backfired because fans immediately started dragging him for going after Malik, calling him an attention seeker and bully. Malik never replied to the tweets.

How did Zayn Malik and Jake Paul cross paths?

To provide context to what Paul was talking about, both were in Las Vegas for the Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury fight at MGM Grand on Saturday night. Malik was there rooting for Fury, a fellow Brit.

Sometime after the bout ended, Paul and Malik bumped into each other, and it’s been implied Paul was trying to coerce Malik into taking photos and hanging out with him and his entourage. Malik was not interested, according to his girlfriend.

Gigi Hadid shut Paul down with one tweet

How do we know Malik wasn’t interested? His girlfriend, Hadid, addressed Paul directly once she caught wind of his trash talk. She responded to his tweets by saying her man didn’t want to roll with him and his groupies.

“Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..?”

The beef that really never was quietly faded away, but not without some more commentary from the Twitterverse encouraging Hadid to “end him.”

Paul is no stranger to controversy and has a history of feuding with other YouTubers and dissing celebrities for sport. Fans pointed this out in the thread with Hadid and Paul.

In the past, Paul has taken swipes at Alissa Violet, FaZe Banks, KSI (which resulted in a boxing match), RiceGum, the Dolan Twins, Antonio Brown, rapper G-Eazy, and others. Real or not, it’s part of what he does.

This time, Malik, Hadid, and netizens were not here for his antics and quickly shut down any more anti-Malik rants from Paul’s account. As for Hadid, people are cheering her on with “Go Gigi” remarks in response to her standing up for her man.