The singer vented his frustrations at a recent article that slammed the band, claiming that they didn't play or write any of the music they perform.
And Payne didn't play nice when it came to calling out the author of the story which left him heated, either.
"Just read a daily mail article written by Jan Moir some of which I totally agree with but some things you are far off your game my friend…Thank you for your lovely words mrs moir sorry we let you down so fantastically maybe next time a little research is in order," he began his Twitter rant.
"Like so many writers before, consistently get things wrong looking down there noses thinking they are oh so right. Think you'll find I've written a lot of the next album and songs on the last I play piano Niall [Horan] plays guitar that ok?"
And Payne addressed his fans after his war of words against the author by saying, "Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us through this just know that we love you guys for it and it means the world."
He continued, "Hopefully we stand the test of time an get it right in the end I don't take this for granted and im extremely grateful to be here doing this. We all have a lot of growing up to do in an extreme circumstance I'm not making excuse but it's fact we are gunna fall short somewhere."
"I love my boys and maybe things have gone a little sideways I apologise for that.We are only in our 20's we all do stupid things at this age."