Liam Payne Said ‘There’s Many Reasons’ He Dislikes Zayn & Now 1D Fans Are Mad

One podcast, taken in many different directions. I think we all remember the famed boy band One Direction, and beyond that remember how Harry Styles and Zayn Malik went on to become pretty big stars in their own right. But do you remember Liam Payne? Well, you will now. After his recent appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast, Impaulsive, Payne got into some trouble with fans for talking about the band’s dynamics. You could say he did not bring up just “One Thing.”

For starters, Payne chatted about other forgettable member (oops, who said that), Louis Tomlinson. “Louis was wild. And he wanted to be wild. That’s his spirit,” said Payne. “He’s my best mate now but in the band, we hated each other. Like, to come to blowers hated each other. It was close.” Umm yikes. Payne explained that he made it clear to everyone in the band that he doesn’t “take sh*t,” and shared quite the memory of a backstage argument. “One member in particular threw me up a wall,” said Payne. “So I said to him, ‘If you don’t remove those hands there’s a high likelihood you’ll never use them again.’” So much to unpack.

Then things got even messier. Paul and Payne also talked about Malik, who had some alleged drama with Paul’s brother Jake Paul. They brought up the drama on the podcast and talked about Malik’s alleged harassment of Gigi Hadid’s mom Yolanda (Malik was accused of striking her in October 2021). Prior to the allegation, Gigi had tweeted at Jake Paul that Malik is a “respectful king,” which Payne brought up, saying, “That one didn’t age very well.” Oh, but Payne didn’t stop there.

“There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn and there’s many reasons why I’ll always be on his side,” Payne shared. “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. But what I can say is I understand and your only hope is that at some point in their life, the person at the other end of the phone wants to receive the help that you’re willing to give them. That’s all I will say.”

Payne did, in fact, have more to say. Following the podcast drama—and slew of angry fans—Payne tweeted more about Malik. “Listening back maybe I didn’t articulate myself as well as I could have,” reads his tweet. “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.”

But I’ll let the experts (AKA 1D fans) take the reins here.

“Liam talking sh*t about zayn as if he didnt cheat on his fiancé last week,” one person wrote on Twitter. This is in reference to circulated photos of Payne with model Aliana Mawla, just hours before announcing he was ending his engagement to Maya Henry.

“Zayn choosing to keep certain aspects of his life private and liam airing it out voluntarily to LOGAN PAUL is a prime example of how wicked this man truly is,” tweeted someone else. Someone get 1D on Red Table Talk stat.

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When Did Zayn And Gigi Hadid’s Relationship Go Wrong? Their IGs Have Clues

I’m not gonna lie, this one hit me hard. I probably should have seen it coming, but the news that Zayn and Gigi Hadid broke up came as a complete surprise. Judging from the amount of texts I got about this breakup, it seems like other people might kind of feel the same. In honor of the end of another iconic celebrity relationship, let’s pour one out and dig through social media to see if there were signs of trouble that we missed.

Zayn and Gigi Hadid first started dating toward the end of 2015, back when One Direction was still mostly together and we didn’t live in constant fear of North Korea attacking us. Zayn had left 1D earlier in the year, and Gigi was just about to make her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut. Ah, young love. It was a match made in heaven: Zayn was like the bad boy who wasn’t bad for any other reason than that sexy pout, and Gigi was a fucking gorgeous supermodel. Zayn and Gigi were never super big on social media together, but things became super official when Gigi was featured in the mind-blowingly hot video for Zayn’s debut solo single “Pillowtalk.” We were obsessed.

Things were pretty normal over the last two years for the couple, and they mostly stayed out of our thoughts. There was one super questionable moment when Zayn got a tattoo of Gigi’s eyes, but shit happens. So why, all of a sudden, are these two beautiful children done? Maybe it has something to do with Zayn’s puzzling Instagram profile? Zayn has never done Instagram the way that most people do, where they want to post the most beautifully edited photo that showcases how perfect everything is. Instead, he opts for shirtless photos and selfies that look like pictures you took on PhotoBooth in middle school.

When Life throws you lemons , catch em so they don’t hit you in the fucking face

A post shared by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on

I didn’t realize you could turn up the saturation past 100% these days! That photo seriously hurts my eyes to look at. Zayn’s Instagram profile is devoid of Gigi Hadid photos, but he never really posted about her in the first place. I respect that, but also you’re making my job much harder. The caption about getting hit in the face by lemons is interesting though. Is Gigi Hadid the lemons? Did Gigi throw the lemons? Did Zayn just forget what the actual saying is supposed to be? Much to consider.

Gigi’s Instagram is slightly more helpful, because she uses the app like a human being who likes normal photos. She mostly posts about her modeling gigs, but she did post twice for Zayn’s birthday back in January. If something was already wrong on January 12, she sure did a good job of covering it up.

love this man more than I could ever put into words, & am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday ✨ cheers to YOUR YEAR my @zayn – happiest happiest birthday & 25th year of life !! I’m proud to be by your side x

A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

The couple was last photographed together on January 29, but since then Gigi has been busy traveling all over the world to walk in runway shoes for Fashion Month. So basically, the breakup happened sometime between January 29 and March 13. The couple have since both confirmed the news in separate Twitter statements, but Zayn proved that he truly doesn’t know how to use Instagram when he unfollowed Gigi and her mom Yolanda Hadid before the announcement. Silly Zayn, it only takes your crazy fans like 10 seconds to notice that shit.

— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 13, 2018

We might never know exactly what went wrong with Zayn and Gigi Hadid, but hopefully they’re both happy. They’re both young and sexy as hell, so no doubt they’ll find equally hot people to rebound with soon. Who knows, maybe Zayn will even date me next. It’s 2018, and this is my year. Am I being delusional? Sorry, Zayn and Gigi Hadid broke up, and I just have a lot of feelings.

Images: Giphy; @zayn / Instagram; @gigihadid / Instagram

People Think Zayn Got A Tattoo Of One Of Gigi Hadid’s Body Parts

Do you ever forget that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are dating, and then when you remember it ruins your whole day? Well, you might want to be sitting down for this. It appears that Zayn got a tattoo of Gigi’s eyes on his chest. Like, as in, it looks like there’s a photograph of Gigi’s upper face but instead of a photo it’s permanent ink. Ew.

The speculation over the tattoo started over the weekend when Gigi posted a boomerang for Zayn’s birthday. On a first look, it just looks like Zayn dancing with his shirt unbuttoned, which we have absolutely no problem with. Zayn is hot AF, it’s a fact of science. But upon closer inspection, people started to notice something, um, interesting about one of Zayn’s newer tattoos: it looks exactly like Gigi.


birthday boogie @zayn

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Now, we know that it’s a thing to get pictures of people tattooed, and sometimes it can be tasteful. (Not usually, but sometimes. Whatever.) But this isn’t just a picture of Gigi on his bicep or something, it’s her fucking eyes staring into our souls from smack dab in the middle of his chest. Like, what? It looks like one of those weird wolf T-shirts you can buy at Walmart, except it’s a tattoo on his actual human body. We have so many questions.

So, um, happy birthday Zayn, and we hope you enjoy your new *permanent* ink. We hope these two never break up, because honestly they deserve each other and we don’t need their kind of nonsense reintroduced into the dating pool.