Former One Direction star Liam Payne has opened up about his time in the band, saying that there are still grudges between the boys.
Liam, who recently said that 1D is “at least two years” away from any kind of reunion, has spoken about his experience in the boyband and admitted that there are “definitely” still grudges “in some part”.
“We had our differences throughout the whole experience with some things,” Liam told GQ Hype. “I still think about some stuff that was said and done that now I would do differently, but then that’s all part of growing up.”
He continued: “Being in One Direction was such a schoolyard mentality somehow – the One Direction University, I call it. Everyone has stuff they’ve said at parties they wished they hadn’t but, for us, the difference was that it was all happening in front of the world.
“Now we are older, for me certainly there are things that I am just not as bothered about.”
Liam has also opened up about Zayn Malik’s departure from the band back in 2015 when Zayn became the first 1D member to pursue a career as a solo singer. Liam, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan have all since dropped solo tracks.
“I think with Zayn’s particular exit and the way he chose to go, we haven’t really heard from him since he left,” Liam revealed. “He didn’t even say goodbye, if I am being honest.
“It was a really sordid scenario, from our side certainly. A bit strange. It’s difficult.”
Meanwhile, Liam is getting ready for his debut album and spoke about the “difficult” long process of developing one.
“It was difficult. I mean, it’s opening up at first and trying to figure out who you are and what people want to know from you,” he explained. “And what the sound is. Trying to find that medium point for all those things. It’s just the most difficult thing, especially at a young age when you’re constantly changing and you don’t really know yourself yet.
“We spent the best part of five years in a band closed off from the world and I had to go through this really weird transition inside that band as the world, and then myself, came out of it.
“I mean, even in my therapy sessions, my therapist asked me, ‘What do you actually like to do?’, and I’m like, ‘I don’t know what I like doing!'”
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