Liam Payne Shared His Thoughts On Harry Styles' 'SNL' Zayn Malik Shade


As you may remember (because it was truly epic), Harry Styles recently hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live, and during his opening monologue, he threw some shade at his former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik, who famously left the group and pursued a solo career. Now, Styles' other former 1D bandmate, Liam Payne, has shared his thoughts on the situation.

In case you need a memory refresh, for his SNL opening monologue, Harry sat at a piano and said, "I don't know if you heard or not, but I'm not in a boy band anymore. I'm in a man band now. I was in a band called One Direction." He continued, "I love those guys. They're my brothers." And as he began listing each of their names, "Niall, Liam, Louis," he omitted Zayn's name from the band and instead said "Ringo," as in the former Beatles drummer.

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked Liam about Styles' SNL comments, and Payne replied, "I think it's just a funny joke at the end of the day. I mean, obviously, Zayn's circumstances for leaving were his own, and it's a different situation for all of us, and I suppose we deal with it in a different way. So, I mean, I thought it was quite funny."

Elsewhere on the show, Liam spilled the tea on a number of other topics, including what he and Harry talked about during their reunion during a recent concert in London. He explained, "We spoke about a number of things. We hadn't seen [each other] for three years. Literally, I hadn't seen him once — we hadn't spoken or anything. So, it was good to see him. He was pretty much the same boy that I left him. We spoke [about] the kids and happiness and all sorts of stuff."

Liam also "pled the fifth" when asked if he could confirm or deny that he had dated super model Naomi Campbell earlier this year following some flirtation via comments on Instagram.

Additionally, Payne — who just released his debut solo album LP1 — also revealed which One Direction music video is his least favorite, and it's "You & I," which is from their 2013 Midnight Memories album. Liam said of the visual, "I think I looked a little funky in the 'You & I' video, actually."