One Direction Fans Are Concerned About Liam Payne’s New Lyrics

Some are accusing the 23-year-old of throwing shade at his 1D bandmates...

It’s undeniable… Liam Payne has had one helluva eventful few months.

Not only has he become a father to baby Bear, but the One Direction fella has also managed to whip up some brand new solo music.

The 23-year-old debuted single Strip That Down this morning, and as expected, fans are VERY excited about it. But he has managed to cause some controversy with his lyrics.

Artwork reveal ✅ let me know what you think? #STRIPTHATDOWN ⬇️

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This all began when he was teasing the release earlier this week. Basically, Snapchat created special Liam-themed filters that were placed in iconic locations across the globe, from the Empire State Building in New York to California’s Santa Monica Pier.

See: Liam Payne Pays Tribute To Girlfriend Cheryl On Instagram

These filters contained lyrics, one of which appeared to refer to his days in 1D. This read: ‘You know I used to be in 1D (now I’m out free).’

See: The Reason Liam Payne Is ‘Still Angry’ With Girlfriend Cheryl

Eep. One Directioner captioned a screenshot: ‘We playin the shade game today @LiamPayne ? #STRIPTHATDOWN [sic].’

Another wrote: ‘You know I used to be in 1D, now I’m out free”… this better not be shade Liam, I didn’t spend hundreds on y’all for nothing [sic].’

Others were concerned about the fact that Liam had used the past tense. Could this mean that One Direction really are a whole lotta history?

Happily, it seems not. Liam’s revealed that he has hopes for one final 1D album in the future, telling Kiss FM: ‘I’d like to think there was one… There deserves to be.’

Phew. We’re glad to hear it, Liam. Until then, we’ll just enjoy Strip That Down.

Alice Perry

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