Liam Payne Clarifies What He Meant by his Zayn Comments

"Listening back maybe I didn’t articulate myself as well as I could have."


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Liam Payne made some comments about his former bandmate Zayn Malik in a recent interview that fans were not happy about.

Speaking to Logan Paul in his latest episode of podcast Impaulsive the two where discussing a Twitter spat between Logan Paul’s younger brother Jake and Gigi Hadid – the mother of Zayn’s daughter, the pair discussed how Hadid at the time called Zayn a “respectful king”, with Liam adding:

“She tweeted something about get yourself a respectful man or something. That one didn’t age very well.”

As the podcast continued, Liam noted that there are several reasons he ‘dislikes’ Zayn, eluding to the apparent fight between Gigi’s mom Yolanda and the 29-year-old, whereby he reportedly pushed Yolanda into a dresser and called her names.

Although Zayn adamantly denies striking Yolanda, he was sentenced to 90 days probation for four counts of harassment and asked to seek anger management classes. Gigi and Zayn split shortly after.

@impaulsive @liampayne DOESN’T HOLD BACK ON ZAYN & @gigihadid‼️😳 #liampayne #onedirection #zayn #impaulsive #podcast #gigihadid ♬ FUTURE HOUSE – Sergey Wednesday

Liam did say that there are also many reasons why he would always be in Zayn’s corner, although he doesn’t agree with some of his actions. Elaborating he said;

“If I 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. You can always look at the man for where he is and say, ‘Oh yeah, whatever, that guy’s a d*ck.’ But at the end of the day, once you’re understanding what he’s been through to get to that point – and also whether or not he wanted to be there.”

Fans were NOT amused with these comments saying that he didn’t have to speak poorly of his former bandmate.

The response on Twitter and TikTok led Liam to clarify what he meant, saying he mightn’t have gotten his point across correctly.

He tweeted, “Guys – I wouldn’t normally comment on this stuff but when its your family it’s hard to let it slide. 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.”

Okay at least he loves him still, Zayn is very quiet on social media so we don’t expect a response from him, but if he does share his POV we will be here to let you know!