It’s been over six years since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving One Direction, and fellow member Liam Payne is cracking jokes about his departure.
If you‘ve following Liam on TikTok since he joined the app back in 2019, you’ll know he’s been dabbling in anything from reaction duets to trends, and, of course, comedy in his account. On September 7, the British singer shared one of his unseen drafts and it’s since become one of the most-watched videos on his account.
“POV the meeting after Zayn quit. Forgot I had this in drafts,” the video, which sees Liam lip-syncing the viral “Are we absolutely sure what direction we’re going?!” audio reads. “[I] hope you see the funny side,” Liam added in the caption.
In less than a day, Liam’s tongue-in-cheek TikTok has amassed over four and half million likes and 17 million views and, of course, plenty of reactions in the comments. “NO CUS I JUST REALIZED ITS LIAM AND NOT A RANDOM POV OF SOME FAN ACCOUNT,” one of the post’s top comments reads. “LIAMM YOU DID NOTTR,” another one says. “No Liam, just Payne,” a third one reads, with a crying emoji. In the all-caps of it all, the video even gained an unprecedented “OMG” from TikTok’s official account.
Of course, Zayn left the group in 2015 and has since released several successful solo albums, and the other members have also pursued hit solo endeavors. All’s well that ends well — but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some nostalgia-inducing TikToks.
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