Zayn Malik might’ve just confirmed one of the craziest Taylor Swift fan theories in history: that she actually didhide in a suitcase to avoid the paparazzi last year.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Let’s back up. In July 2017, images surfaced on Splash News, a photo sourcing website, of two hunky bodyguards carrying a large suitcase from Taylor Swift’s Tribeca apartment. That’s not unusual, but what Splash News captioned the photos sent thousands of fans into a tizzy.
“Taylor Swift being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribeca apartment…almost a dozen of Taylor Swift[‘s] security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time,” the original description read. But was it true? Was Taylor Swift actually stowed away in that giant suitcase so people wouldn’t see her? A rep from Splash News told Spin they had to retract their report after speaking to someone on Swift’s team, leading everyone to believe this was just a rumor.
But Malik said something in his new interview with Vogue U.K. that has Swift’s fans thinking otherwise. Read the article passage, in full, below:
[Malik] seems more like an undergrad than an internationally swooned-over famous person. Though his small talk is a giveaway. “She was travelling around in a suitcase,” he says, eyes agog, of his pal Taylor Swift’s ability to avoid the paparazzi.
So is this a confirmation? Malik literally says Swift was “traveling around in a suitcase,” so it certainly seems so. Of course, it’s possible that Malik was kidding, but this statement reads as a little too matter-of-fact to be cheeky or ironic.