Liam Payne opened up about getting physical with a former One Direction bandmate.
The singer shared during the recent episode of impaulsive with Logan Paul that the band known him for “not taking s—t.” However, he admitted that his boldness also caused tension among his bandmates: Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.
He revealed, “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.'”
According to him, that bandmate took his hands off him right after. He didn’t name the band member though he shared how he feels about the other One Directions at the present.
Liam recalled, “Louis was wild. He wanted to be wild, that’s his spirit. He’s my best mate now but in the band, we hated each other—like, to come to blows hate each other.”
The singer claimed that he now respects the 30-year-old singer. Liam, 28, added, “He made all the right choices that I wouldn’t have made.”
Meanwhile, he also talked about Zayn during the podcast. The host, Logan, opened up about a 2020 incident that involved his brother Jake Paul. It happened in Las Vegas and the “PILLOWTALK” singer was accused of having an “attitude”.
Liam shared, “There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn and there’s many reasons why I’ll always, always be on his side.” He also mentioned that while his “parents are overly supportive to the point where it’s annoying at times,” Zayn “had a different upbringing in that sense.”
He continued, “You can always look at the man for where he is and say, ‘Oh yeah, whatever, that guy’s a d–k,’ right?. But at the end of the day, once you understand what he’s been through to get to that point, and also whether or not he actually even wanted to be there.”
He also explained he understands what it’s like to be “misunderstood”, saying, “Listen, I don’t agree with any of his actions. I can’t commend some of the things that he’s done. I can’t be on his side for that. What I can say is I understand and your only hope is that at some point in their life the person on the other end of the phone wants to receive the help that you’re willing to give them.”