One Direction star Liam Payne is widely thought to be the most outspoken member of the world’s biggest boy-band. Payne regularly speaks his mind and as a result, Liam has shocked One Direction fans on a number of occasions. Just last week, the Daily Mail reported that Payne upset some fans after he hit out at those fans who spread rumors that Liam’s band-mates Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are in a secret gay relationship.
Some One Direction fans were unhappy at Payne’s comments and as a result Liam took to Twitter to defend himself and stated that he thought that fans would have appreciated him being honest.
It's funny I thought people appreciated honesty these days
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 10, 2015
The comments came in the wake of a interview and photoshoot that Liam had done for iconic U.K. gay magazine Attitude. Ironically, the interview came just days after Liam had been attacked as homophobic by some One Direction fans after comments he made during the bands show in Philadelphia.
It is probably fair to say that Payne frequently shocks fans with some of the things he says. According to Unreality TV, Liam has a huge shock in store for One Direction fans, but this time he will do so without saying a word.
Liam and the rest of One Direction finished up the U.S. leg of their world tour last weekend and are headed back to the UK for the final shows. Liam and his pals will then promote the release of their fifth album before they split, at least temporarily, in March of next year. Payne and his bandmates will be taking an extended break to concentrate on solo projects. Harry Styles is hotly tipped to do some movie work, Louis Tomlinson has impending fatherhood to look forward to, and Niall Horan is believed to be heading to Ireland.
It seems that Liam may be about to shock fans by turning to country music. According to Press Party. Payne has been writing country songs.
“I have written country songs. I started out doing rap songs. That’s where my mind is set. A lot of people say to me, ‘Oh, you’ll go solo’, but I haven’t thought about that. If the right song comes along and I think I should sing it, then I will release it as a solo artist.”
“Otherwise, I’m happy being behind the scenes. When the other boys go solo I would love to write songs for them. I want to make great music that people want to listen to.”
Could it be that Liam Payne has set his sights on becoming the next Johnny Cash or Kenny Rogers?
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