We have a feeling we're gonna love this!
Zayn Malik proved that bowing out of the biggest boy band in the world could be profitable when his debut single Pillowtalk went No. 1 on the charts… and now the rest of One Direction is following his lead.
But while Niall Horan's attempt at a solo career with This Town wasn't quite as popular — by any means whatsoever — Liam Payne clearly thinks going third is best!
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The 23-year-old first sparked songwriting rumors on Tuesday when he let Directioners know he was back in the States in an Instagram post, writing:
"Good to be back in LA …writing trip two wish me luck 🇺🇸🎼🎬"
Wait. When was writing trip one?!
Regardless, Liam REALLY drove 1D fans wild less than 24 hours later on Wednesday when he subtly suggested a supposed title for his first single, simply saying:
Little Mix isn't done roasting Zayn Malik!
On Saturday, the girl group debuted their new song Shout Out To My Ex, which features several scalding lyrics about Perrie Edwards' former fiancé and his lack of skills in the bedroom.
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But the Black Magic quartet wasn't finished skewering the former One Direction star, as the girls took to Snapchat to further mock his inability to keep rhythm!
On Monday, Jade Thirlwall performed some wacky dance moves in a video post, waving her arms and spinning around as bandmate Jesy Nelson shouted:
X Factor UK judge Louis Walsh always tells it like it is.
And in a recent interview, the entertainment manager got real about the future of Simon Cowell's most prolific proteges… One Direction!
Speaking to DailyMail.com, the judge said that 1D was doomed from the start because their quick rise to fame turned them into "monsters."
Related: Perrie Edwards CONFIRMS Zayn Malik Dumped Her Via Text!
But that's not the worst part, Directioners — Walsh also claimed that the boys' superstar success as a group was giving them false hope for solo careers! He explained:
Hey, Liam Payne… We see you!
Despite trying to keep a low profile, the 23-year-old was photographed over the weekend hiding from papz just as more rumors that his lady love Cheryl is pregnant began to circulate once again.
On Sunday night, the couple went out for a romantic date at Nobu in London — and people could not stop talking about the the 33-year-old's supposed bump through her tan, knitted dress!
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It's been dead silent on both Cheryl and Liam's ends on the matter, so we can't wait to hear if there's truth to the speculation!
If there is a baby Payne coming along, there's a lot of exciting stuff happening for the One Directioner as he also just collaborated with Pharrell on some new music:
This is some big shade from a band with "little" in the title!
It's been about a year-and-a-half since Zayn Malik called off his engagement to Perrie Edwards… and she finally seems ready to move on.
That's because despite publicly addressing their breakup before, we're thinking Little Mix's next single Shout Out to My Ex is very clearly Perrie's way of officially saying goodbye to the former One Direction singer!
Related: Zayn DIDN'T Congratulate Niall Horan On His New Single!
While the audio and video for the first single off their fourth studio album don't drop until this Sunday — during The X Factor, of course – we now know enough of the song to make an educated guess about the titular "Ex."
Lyrics leaked on Monday talk about the ex's new girlfriend **cough**Gigi Hadid**cough** and wonder how she's dealing with the (lack of) bedroom skills: