Did Zayn Just Confirm This Insane Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theory

We're on the (suit)case.

Where to even begin with this one? Honestly, here we go.

Last year, photo agency Splash News released a series of images of two men outside Taylor Swift's New York apartment, carrying a large suitcase to a car. That's cool, it was probably full of music equipment or spangly onesies or something, right?

Well, the caption to the images told a different story.

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"Taylor Swift being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribeca apartment into her truck, in the trunk," it read.

What, what?

The caption continued, "A fleet of cars including two large Cadillacs and three SUVs arrive at Tailor [sic] Swift's apartment in Tribeca to move a large suitcase from apartment to truck. Almost a dozen of Taylor Swift security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time."

It was during the time last year where Taylor went out of her way to stay out of the public eye, keeping an incredibly low profile. But a profile so low that she would curl herself up into a multi-Grammy Award-winning ball and shove herself into a suitcase? That seemed out of the question.

But the insane caption got the attention of social media, and it fast became a joke that Swift's favourite way to travel was, in fact, in a suitcase.

WELL, A NEW DEVELOPMENT HAS ARISEN.

In his recent British Vogue feature, former One Direction member Zayn Malik was discussing his personal journey with religion, his educational history and then -- as if out of nowhere -- the article reads:

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.

Wait, what?

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Is it a joke? Is Malik making a mockery of what is otherwise a very serious historical and cultural question? The article immediately moves on to discuss his dreams before 1D.

Who cares if you wanted to be a teacher, Zayn? Who cares if you had to wake up at 4 am for an X-Factor audition? Circle back to the suitcase.

Okay so perhaps it was a joke on the nature of celebrity, on gossip and on the media.

Or perhaps... just perhaps... Taylor Swift gets carried around in a huge box to avoid paparazzi.

You can read the whole Vogue interview here which actually has a lot of insight into the young recording artist/model, but really we know you're just going to Google "Taylor Swift suitcase". No judgement.

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