Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Photo: Zayn Malik Performs With One Direction

Larger-than-life Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton has always thrived on controversy, but this time his antics have cost him some high-profile friends.

It all started last Wednesday, when Perez posted rumors that One Direction’s Zayn Malik cheated on his girlfriend, singer Perrie Edwards (of the British girl group Little Mix).

Then, on Tuesday, Zayn deleted his Twitter account, saying that he was “sick of all the useless opinions” that he gets. The 19-year-old Brit then sent a message to his friends on Kik Messenger: “And all the rumors of me smoking weed and cheating... I don't need to read any of that negativity.”

Hours later, Perez posted a video shot through a hotel-door peephole that allegedly shows Zayn hitting on an unidentified girl while his bodyguard runs interference. Frankly, the volume is so low, we could hardly hear a thing.

According to International Business Times, Hollywood celebs, including Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga, all stopped following Perez in the wake of the controversy.

We followed up with Doesfollow.com, and found that Britney currently follows Perez, meaning she either reversed her decision or never un-followed him in the first place.

Miley and Gaga, however, are indeed not following him; but yesterday Miley tweeted, “I don't know why everyone's saying I unfollowed Perez. I never followed [him] in the first place. I have no hard feelings, just don't care to gossip.” Brit and Gaga haven’t commented on the situation.

Early this morning, Zayn changed his mind and reactivated his Twitter account, posting, “Sorry, I was getting some abuse on Twitter, but I don't want to let my fans down. So I am back!” and later, “And thanks for all your messages of support. I really do love all you guys; your support never ceases to amaze me.”

Meanwhile, Perez is loving the digital dust-up, tweeting, “Perez Hilton is still a worldwide trending topic [on] Twitter! So cray cray!”

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