Zayn Malik got into a heated confrontation with a man outside a Manhattan bar where a homophobic slur was thrown… and Zayn found himself shirtless.
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ… Zayn was smoking a cigarette outside of the Amsterdam pool club in the East Village after 2 a.m. when a group of guys came out of the Little Sister Lounge next door and an altercation ensued.
We are told that the guy in the video leaves after Zayn tries to fight… and the temper is definitely heating up, as you can see.
Anyway, the guy pounced on the former One Direction star and allegedly called Zayn the word homophobic… and Zayn returned some insults.
Although the argument came very close to a physical confrontation, we are told no punches were ever thrown and the police were not involved.
As to why Zayn’s shirt was taken off… our sources say he wore one to billiards, but it’s not clear when or why he took it off.
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