Did Liam Payne Just Take A Dig At One Direction In ‘Strip That Down’?
Fans are conflicted.
Liam Payne might be high on life following the release of his debut solo single, but One Direction fans have a lot to say about a certain lyric that references his time in the band in a less-than-positive light.
The particular line in ‘Strip That Down’ that caused all this hoo-hah comes when Liam claims that he’s finally “free” from the group, implying that he felt trapped by his time with the band: "You know I used to be in 1D, but now I'm out free,” he sings.
Some fans are feeling a bit ruffled by the lyrics, pointing out that the message doesn’t line up with all the positive things he’s always said about the band and puts a bit of a downer on their legacy: "I can't believe Liam really used that lyric in his first song," one wrote.
Meanwhile other fans reckon we should all just chill out a bit and not read too much into a lyric that was probably never meant to cause offense and is actually just a celebration of his new solo chapter.
Yikes. What a palaver.
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