Gigi Hadid has come out swinging against rumours that she tried to force Zayn Malik to arrange a meeting for her to speak with his ex-girlfriend Perrie Edwards about Little Mix’s latest song, which appears to take several jibes at him.
Earlier this week, it was suggested that Gigi had told Zayn to try and convince Perrie to meet up with her, so she could set the record straight, and tell her to her face that she and the ‘Pillowtalk’ singer didn’t get together until after he and Perrie split.
According to Reveal magazine: “Gigi’s asked Zayn to get in touch with Perrie and set up a meeting, just between the two girls, so she can make it clear that she wants her to stop talking about Zayn.
“She feels she’s never going to truly get Perrie out of her and Zayn’s life until she meets her face to face and sorts things out. She’s really keen to assure Perrie that she wasn’t with Zayn when he was still in the relationship with her.”
Gigi isn’t having it, though, and has posted a string of tweets insisting the story is completely fabricated.
Responding to MTV UK, who reshared the quotes, she hit back: “Exactly what qualifications does one need to be a “source”?! The amount of BS online, [and] how much negativity it creates, is truly sad.
“Not just for the people being spoken about, but how you treat each other online sometimes makes me sad. I nor anyone you support wants that... Rise above it. Spread love.”
This isn’t the first time that Gigi has spoken out against the way she’s been portrayed in the media, who previously voiced her concern at the way The Sun had reported the moment she was “man-handled” by a Ukrainian TV personality, who came up behind her and picked her up in front of photographers outside a Milan fashion show.
After being defended by HuffPost UK Entertainment reporter Rachel McGrath on Twitter, Gigi said of the incident: “How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick though.”