Did Zayn Malik Just Confirm That Taylor Swift WAS Inside That Suitcase?
What even is life at this point.
Cast your mind back to the deepest depths of 2017 and you might remember a fairly absurd rumour that Taylor Swift was keeping her privacy on lockdown by getting two hench bodyguards to carry her in and out of her apartment inside a giant suitcase.
While we're sure you rolled your eyes and moved on to the next celeb conspiracy theory, there was probably a small slice of your heart - probably the part that still wants to believe in Santa and that spending $$$ on a Kim Kardashian Kontour Stick really will change your bone structure - that thought, no, hoped, what if it IS true?
Well call today Christmas Day and your Birthday because it turns out that there may be something more to this than mere rumour. Yep, it's apparently been sort-of-but-not-quite confirmed by none other than Zayn Malik. A man we all know has been in the same room as Taylor at least once if their video for I Don't Wanna Live Forever is to be believed.
Just to rewind to where this delicious story begins, this rumour began to circulate during the summer of 2017 after some photos popped up on the website of Splash News, an agency known for suppyling news publications with paparazzi pics.
In the photos, two bodyguards were seen carrying a suitcase into a car from Taylor's New York apartment. The suitcase in question is hefty and is seen to be being carried with great care. It mirrored similar photos of similar large suitcases that had been taken by paparazzi outside the apartment during that time.
But it was the caption on Splash News that caused the real intrigue as it read: "Taylor Swift has been reportedly being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribecca apartment into her truck. A fleet of cars including two large cadillacs and three suv's arrive at Tailor Swift's apartment in Tribecca to move a large suitcase from apartment to truck. Almost a dozen of Taylor Swift security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time."
However, Taylor's people were quick to deny that this is her preferred method of travel and after Spin 1038 noticed the photos and contacted Splash for a statement, they were told by a rep: “I literally just put the phone down from someone on Taylor’s camp. We’re having to actually retract that.”
And that's where the dream died - at least until now, as in a strange twist, notable Taylor Swift acquaintance Zayn Malik has now mentioned the saga. In a new interview with Vogue, he even seems to allude that she really did get inside a suitcase that time.
Here is what he said, supposedly word for word in a quote the mag used to illustrate his A-List connections:
"She was travelling around in a suitcase,” he says, eyes agog, of his pal Taylor Swift’s ability to avoid the paparazzi."
So she was in there all along? Or is he too just a celeb conspiracy theory fan like the rest of us?
Zayn has not only worked with Taylor but is dating one of her best friends, Gigi Hadid, so you'd imagine he would have some form of insider info. Then again, perhaps this is his idea of a little joke, so who knows.
Either way we'd guess he's being struck off both the Swiftmas and 4th July party invite lists as we speak.
Still, let us know what you make of all this with a tweet to @MTVUK already.