Zayn Malik speaks out amid report he ‘struck’ Gigi Hadid’s mother, Yolanda

Zayn Malik acknowledges an

Zayn Malik was allegedly involved in some kind of altercation with Yolanda Hadid, the mother of girlfriend Gigi Hadid. According to TMZ, Yolanda claims the 28-year-old singer “struck” her and she is considering filing a police report. Details are scarce, but Malik issued a statement on Twitter moments before the article was published.

“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in. A place where private family matters aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart,” the former One Direction singer said on Thursday.

Malik and Gigi are parents to daughter Khai, who turned one last month. The singer says there was “an argument” with a family member, but does not name Yolanda. While he admits to “harsh words shared,” he does not acknowledge any type of physical altercation.