There have been a lot of rumors going around regarding the potential break up of famed boy band One Direction, but Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Naill Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik want everyone to know:
“We’re going to go as long as we can go, as long as people want us we will be here. None of that rumors business.” -Naill Horan
Pop Crush broke the story that the boys have never had the intention of breaking up, at least that’s what Naill Horan confided to the Irish Sun.
The rumors began after Simon Cowell, who famously discovered One Direction, recently revealed during an interview that the boys of 1D had a few more albums in them and that after that, they were going to disband and pursue solo careers. “He was clearly misquoted or something,” said Horan.
It is possible that Simon Cowell was alluding to the fact that many boy bands tend to disband after a while so that each of the members could pursue solo work; think Justin Timberlake and ‘N Sync as an example.
As far as being headed for a solo career, Naill Horan also made the following remarks:
“I don’t want to think about that at the minute. I’m still here, still with the band. I don’t need to think about it at all — I’m having a great time here, touring and having the craic [fun] with the lads — we are all still having a great time.”
Recently Harry Styles has also taken to blasting critics who claim that 1D is nothing more than a glorified brand, rather than a band, which was designed to sell posters, onesies, toothbrushes, DVDS, movies, and all manner of merchandise and that the music is actually an afterthought. Unreality TV quotes Styles as saying:
“It’s not true! You can’t ride along on the fact that you can sell a lot of t-shirts. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the music. If the music stops being strong, then everything else goes away – it just does.”
Meanwhile, Louis Tomlinson has decided to get a tattoo that looks strikingly similar to ink that bandmates Zayn Malik and Harry Styles already have. Is this some type of secret show of allegiance? The tattoo is that of a skull and crossbones. Reportedly, Zayn and Harry have similar tattoos and One Direction fans are now wondering if Liam Payne will be next while speculating that Naill Horan will remain ink-free.
So for now, it looks like 1D fans can stop panicking about a potential break up as Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Naill Horan look like they’re as united as ever. If anything changes, you know that The Inquisitr will keep you up-to-date!
[Photo credit: OneDirection.com]