The Academy should be grateful they haven’t pissed off Harmonizers and the Zquad.
In the pop music version of the great Oscars envelope mix-up, Zayn accepted an iHeartRadio Music Award via a very cute Snapchat featuring his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, while they were abroad for Paris Fashion Week. The problem is that the award was supposed to go to Fifth Harmony. Oops!
Zayn pre-recorded the video to accept the award for Best Video for “Pillowtalk” ahead of Sunday night’s awards show. However, the fan-voted prize was actually supposed to go to Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign for “Work From Home.”
So iHeartRadio told Fifth Harmony, “iT’s YoU.”
We want to apologize to all fans for the confusion. Incorrect messaging was pushed out on Saturday night during rehearsals. (Pt.1)
iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) March 7, 2017
Rather than upset the Zquad, they created a brand new category just to give Zayn an award and justify his speech.
The category was news to nominee Olivia O’Brien.
Camilla Cabello, whose split from Fifth Harmony has been rough, also got a nomination in the category that she had no chance of winning another layer of pop drama. Two of Zayn’s former bandmates, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, were both nominated, but they have each only released one solo single so far.