Liam Payne Clarifies His Comments About ‘Brother’ Zayn Malik

Liam Payne and Zayn Makilik
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Consider his words. Liam PayneHe walked back the comments about Zayn MalikAfter discussing his former bandmate, he made headlines.

“I wouldn’t normally comment on this stuff but when it’s your family it’s hard to let it slide,” the “Strip That Down” singer, 28, began in a series of tweetsThursday, June 2nd “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.”

The U.K. native said that he and Malik (29), will always be connected due to their time in 1D. “I was saying that there will always be things we disagree on but that I will always, always be on his side,” Payne tweeted. “That’s family. Zayn is my brother and I will stand by him forever.”

Earlier this week, the “Familiar” singer reflected on his time with the boy band during an appearance on the Tuesday, May 31, episode of Logan Paul‘s “Impaulsive” podcast.

“There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn,” Payne told the Masked Singer alum, 27. “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 at the other end of the phone wants to receive the help that you’re willing to give them.”

The “Get Low” crooner was seemingly referring to Malik’s alleged altercation with ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadi‘s mother, Yolanda Hadid. In October 2021, the “Pillowtalk” singer issued a statement denying reports that he struck the Real Housewives of Beverly HillsDuring an argument the previous month, alum, 58.

Malik was charged for four counts of harassment. He pleaded not guilty and received 90 days probation. He was also required for anger management classes and domestic violence programs.

In the midst of all the drama Us Weekly confirmed that the pop star and the supermodel, 27, had “silently separated.” The duo welcomed daughter Khai in September 2020.

During Payne’s appearance on “Impaulsive,” the host, also 27, referred to a previous incident where Gigi responded after a feud between Malik and Jake Paul. “She tweeted something about get yourself a respectful man or something,” Payne quipped. “That one didn’t age very well.”

The ex-boy bander also spoke out about his relationship with Louis TomlinsonHe was also in 1D alongside him Harry StylesAnd Niall Horan. “Louis was wild and [he was] wanting to be wild, that’s his spirit,” Payne said of Tomlinson, 30. “And also he’s my best mate now, but in the band we hated each other. Like, to come to blows hated each other.”

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