Liam Payne, in a recent interview, opened up about his equation with his former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik and said that there are “many reasons” why he “dislikes” him. Zayn Malik left the boy band in 2015, a year before it split up indefinitely.

Liam appeared on the latest episode of the Impaulsive with Logan Paul podcast. During the discussion, Logan brought up the 2020 feud that Zayn had with his brother, Jake Paul. At the time, Zayn’s then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid called Jake “irrelevant” and Zayn “a respectful king.” Zayn and Gigi eventually split after the former allegedly pushed her mother during an altercation. 

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Taking a dig at Gigi, Liam Payne said, “She tweeted something about get yourself a respectful man or something. That one didn’t age very well.”

“There’s many reasons why I dislike Zayn and there’s many reasons why I’ll always, always be on his side. If I had 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,” he said on the podcast. 

“You can always look at the man for where he is and say, ‘Oh yeah, whatever, that guy’s a d–k,'” he continued. “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.”

“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,” he concluded.