Watch Louis Tomlinson Shut Down Question About One Direction "Beef"

Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson was recently asked to weigh in on the drama following Liam Payne's comments about bandmate Zayn Malik. See what Louis said about "fishing" for an answer.

By Kisha Forde Jul 20, 2022 2:35 PMTags
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Louis Tomlinson believes in going one direction—and that's moving forward.
The 30-year-old was recently asked to weigh in on the ongoing "beef" between his former One Direction bandmates. (ICYMI, Liam Payne caused a stir in June when he said there were "many reasons why he dislikes" Zayn Malik.) As for Louis' take on the situation?
"So, the fishing's begun already," he said during the July 20 appearance on the Australian series The Project. "I see what you're doing."
However, the "Two of Us" singer also made it clear that despite the present, he has fond recollections of performing alongside his bandmates during their six-year run. "I'm immensely proud, as I know Liam is…of those days, obviously," he responded. "It was an incredible thing to do, especially to do at such a young age. Amazing memories."
In fact, when Louis was asked if it's "annoying to have to answer retrospective questions," he clarified that he was "more than happy" to talk about his time in the band.

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"It's just that when you mention the beef before," Louis answered. "It sounded like, you were getting ready to stir some s--t up, that's all I'm saying."

As for more of a stir? Louis was also asked about his thoughts on an upcoming college course focused on Harry Styles that will be offered at a school in Texas next year, with one co-host asking if it "should be him" instead. "I don't really have any interest in having a course about me, to be fair," Louis responded. "You sound very interested, to be fair. Maybe you should sign up."

One Direction—which in addition to Styles, Tomlinson, Payne, and Malik, also included Niall Horan—formed in 2010. They officially disbanded in 2016, nearly a year after Zayn departed from the band.