Liam Payne explains comments made on the 'Impaulsive' podcast
Paynos, no doubt you've seen the news?
Former One Direction member Liam Payne attended Veecon.
New round up on my @YouTube channel, had a great time at @veecon meeting some amazing people 🙌🏼 @LoganPaul @steveaoki @beeple @garyvee @veefriends https://t.co/hvz0vAYuNR pic.twitter.com/w5jLnqxwxR— Liam (@LiamPayne) May 31, 2022
Following the event, Liam appeared in an interview on the “Impaulsive” podcast with YouTuber Logan Paul. Liam Payne revealed his true feelings about his time in the boy band on the podcast and held nothing back.
“It was well-known within the band that I don’t like taking sh*t”. “There was one moment where there was an argument backstage and one member, in particular, threw me up a wall. So I said to him, ‘If you don’t remove those hands there’s a high likelihood you’ll never use them again.'”
Although he didn’t name which member of the band this moment had taken place with, Payne went on to discuss Zayn Malik’s past controversies including the Twitter feud with Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, in 2020. Malik’s girlfriend at the time, model Gigi Hadid, tweeted in her boyfriend’s honour calling him “respectful” after labelling Jake “irrelevant.”
Payne said there are “many reasons why I dislike Zayn,” but attempted to back-pedal on the comment by adding, “There are many reasons why I’ll always, always be on his side. If I had had to go through what he went through — with his growth and whatever else… My parents are overly supportive to the point where it’s annoying at times. Zayn had a different upbringing in that sense.”
When asked who in the band was the most “rowdy,” Payne said: “Louis [Tomlinson] was wild. He wanted to be wild. He’s got this spirit.” He also admitted that he and Tomlinson “hated each other” during their time in the band but added that the two are best of friends now.
He went on to discuss his solo career in comparison to the other ex-members, claiming his 2017 debut solo single, “Strip That Down,” “outsold everybody within the band.” To which One Direction fans responded on Twitter, sharing screenshots proving songs such as Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” and Malik’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” had topped “Strip That Down” by over a billion streams each.
Although the other former boy banders have restrained themselves from airing out the band’s dirty laundry (Harry Styles and Niall Horan both chose to ingest disgusting foods on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” to avoid questions intended to stir up drama).
Liam had since responded to the negativity on social media, explaining himself:
Guys - I wouldn’t normally comment on this stuff but when its your family it’s hard to let it slide.— Liam (@LiamPayne) June 2, 2022
They mentioned a specific incident involving Zayn which I responded to - but listening back maybe I didn’t articulate myself as well as I could have.
I was saying that there will always be things we disagree on but that I will always, always be on his side. That’s family. Zayn is my brother and I will stand by him forever.— Liam (@LiamPayne) June 2, 2022
How did Zayn respond? He tweeted promoting his new merchandise.
PAYNT BY ZAYN is here. Excited to share my first ever limited edition merchandise collection that I designed from my own paintings and artwork. https://t.co/nnK4tCQ7xf pic.twitter.com/pzadWPElIA— zayn (@zaynmalik) June 1, 2022