1D Fans Turn Their Backs on Liam Payne After He Disses Harry Styles’ Solo Music
They say actions speak louder than words, and while Liam Payne SAYS he has plans to reunite with One Direction in the near future, he’s been doing some things recently to make us think otherwise. The new dad is set to release his first solo single, “Strip That Down,” tomorrow, and he’s been out doing a ton to promote it before it comes out. First, the 23-year-old singer debuted a series of Snapchat filters with different lyrics from the tune all around the world, with one that read, “You know I used to be in 1D, (now I’m out free).” Then, during an interview with a Music Choice, he was asked about his bandmates’ own solo records. While things started okay, they quickly turned sour.
“I heard the rest of the boys’ debut songs,” he said. “I heard, um, obviously Niall [Horan] had ‘Slow Hands out and he had ‘This Town,’ which is great. Niall’s gone down the singer-songwriter route, which is pretty cool.”
Super nice, right? But then he decided to chime in on Harry Styles‘s “Sign of the Times,” which is where the problems began.
Liam continued, “Harry’s song I heard and, I’ll be honest with you, it’s not my sort of music, so it’s not something I’d listen to. But I think he did a great job of doing what he wanted to do. That’s the way I’d put it best, I think.”
Dun dun dun!! A lot of Directioners were proud of the Brit for being respectful, but still telling the truth, but others were absolutely PISSED that he would dare say such a thing about Hazza’s tunes. Some were so upset that they said they don’t plan on supporting Liam’s upcoming solo project at all!
Was super excited for @LiamPayne's song to come out.. until I heard his comments about Harry's music. What was the point of that?
— Because I love them. (@1DFansCanada204) May 18, 2017
— Chris Pratt Fan (@MsMDNACiccone) May 18, 2017
— Robyn (@mnrlc) May 18, 2017
@LiamPayne Harry would have never dissed your generic, half-assed music. Don't forget who carried you to where you are now.
— alex (@micksbastardson) May 18, 2017
We think it’s important to point out that LP also said that HS probably wouldn’t like his solo tunes either, because, “He doesn’t really listen to hip hop music. It’s like, my song’s more ‘Rack City’ and his song is more of a different era to something I’d listen to, I guess.”
Hey, everyone can have different opinions!!
The One Direction boys are no stranger to being dissed. Here are all the stars who threw shade in the past:
In July 2013, the "We Can't Stop" singer pretended she didn't know anything about the biggest boy band in the world. She said to Heat magazine, "I mean, don't ask me to name a song because I can't do that, but I know what they look like. I think I met Harry? I think backstage once... I don't really remember that much. I just remember my sister was super excited. I don't really know them that much... That's, like, so bad, but it's, like, I listen to urban."
The funny part: in January of that same year, she posted a picture of herself with a cardboard cutout of Harry Styles... in bed. Then in April, she tweeted that she was IN THE RECORDING STUDIO with Niall Horan. What kind of game are you playing, Miley?