At an interview on the recent Logan Paul Podcast, Payne said a variety of things that have angered fans all around. From claiming that he’s the most successful One Direction Member to shading co-member Zayn, Liam left no stone unturned to make it to the headlines. He also opened up about previous tensions with his former One Direction bandmates, claiming one member once threw him against a wall.
The singer recently went on Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive, where he stated that when the group was still active, he didn’t always get along with the other members.
When asked who in the band was “rowdy”, Liam replied: “Louis [Tomlinson] was wild. He wanted to be wild. He’s got this spirit.”
Stating that Louis was his “best mate now”, he recalled: “In the band we hated each other. Like, to come to blows hate each other, it was close.”
When asked if any of the band had actually “come to blows”, Liam later said: “I think it’s well known in the band that I don’t like taking shit. I made it very obvious, I’m not going to tell you how.”
“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’.”
Liam said the unnamed member soon took his hands off him after his warning.
Later in the podcast, Liam talked about former band member Zayn Malik, who departed the band in 2014 before the band went on hiatus the following year.
“There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn and there’s many reasons why I’ll always, always be on his side,” Liam said.
“You can always look at the man for where he is and say ‘Whatever, that guy’s a dick,’ but at the end of the day once you understand what he’s been through to get to that point and also if he even wanted to be there. I’m so misunderstood by myself more than anyone… I can’t sit here and dick on him… I can’t commend some of the things he’s done, I can’t be on his side for that.
“What I can say is I understand…. You hope at some point the person on the other side of the phone wants to receive the help you’re willing to give them.”
Fans Reaction On Social Media
Clearly, fans had colorful reactions to the Liam’s wild interview. One said, “no one on this planet thinks of liam payne first when thinking of one direction”, another wrote, “whoever threw liam payne against the wall is my new favorite member of one direction actually”. A user also wrote, “liam payne and logan paul talking ab “zayn being a rude guy” as if one of them didn’t film d3ad ppl and the other literally JUST cheated on his fiancé”.
One lengthy comment on YouTube said: “I’ve been a fan of One Direction since 2012 so you can imagine my excitement when i saw this podcast… I have to say it is so weird to watch liam… saying so much crazy s*** is a bit disappointing.