It's hard not to compare Zayn Malik's new album art for Mind of Mine to that of Lil Wayne's Carter III and The Carter IV --but the "Pillowtalk" singer claims he came up with the idea all on his own.
"I'm not tryna be no rapper," the 23-year-old musician
tweeted on Thursday night. "My album is me a child. My ideas have been with me a long time."
"Use your brain," he added. "Appreciate art, don't discriminate what you don't understand."
Malik then proceeded to call out other artists with similar album covers, including Drake and Nas. "True. A lot of artists use it for their own reasons," he responded to one of his followers.
Lil Wayne has yet to respond.
One person who didn't seem to mind Malik's album artwork was his new girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. After his Tonight Show performance, she tweeted a bunch of celebratory emojis.