Making his first public appearance since quitting One Direction a few weeks back, Zayn Malik showed appreciation for his past and excitement for his future on Friday night.

The artist took to the stage at The Asian Awards (rocking a nose ring and newly shaved head) and addressed former colleagues Harry Style, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan with the following comments:

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You may have taken down your Zayn posters and begrudgingly picked a new favorite member of 1D ("Liam, or some sh-t. Who even cares anymore?"), but Zayn is still out there living his life and if the rumors are to be believed, he's about to make yet another major change.

No, we're not talking about Zayn's solo career (Don't remind us, gawd!) this leap has nothing to do with his career and everything to do with his love life...and Mickey Mouse.

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