All the One Direction guys are all off doing their own thing now. Zayn Malik was the first to jump ship and release an album. Eventually the rest started releasing music that will definitely show up on a BuzzFeed list in 2028 called “14 boy banders who tried to go solo.” Liam Payne, the one who made a baby with Cheryl, released his debut song as a solo artist called Strip That Down. So of course he was asked about the other solo music being released by the other members of 1D.
Liam likes some of it. However, there’s a good possibility that there’s a promo copy of Harry Styles’ first album being used to prop up a wobby table leg at Liam’s house. Liam recently admitted to Music Choice (via NME) that he’s not a fan of Harry’s solo work.
“The rest of the boys’ debut songs I heard. Obviously Niall had Slow Hands out, and he had This Town, which is great. Niall’s gone down the singer-songwriter route, which is really cool. 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. I think the funny thing is he’d say the same thing about me, because he doesn’t really listen to hip hop music.”
“That’s funny, I’d say the same thing about Liam’s music” thought fans of real hip hop music after hearing Strip That Down.
Good for Liam for being honest, but he might have just initiated an internal civil war among the remaining One Directioners. They’ll be forced to pick sides: those who are on Team Nobody Talks Shit About My Precious Harry and Team Liam Is Right Sign Of The Times Sucks. There will be rioting in the streets! Okay, maybe not. But there will definitely be some not-nice words typed on the odd One Direction message board.
Here’s Liam leaving Radio 1 in London earlier today wearing some kind of crotch bib.