It’s all about paying it forward.
Liam Payne knows all about being in the limelight — and all the pressures that come with it. Being part of the mega-phenomenon that is One Direction back in the day and being instantly thrust into stardom at such a young age has taught him a lot about how to deal with all of it.
And now, years after, an older, wiser Liam has reached out to Shawn Mendes to offer guidance and help him navigate fame with a little more ease!
The 24-year-old “Familiar” singer made this reveal on MTV’s TRL:
“With the way this lifestyle is, we don’t help each other and there’s just not much point to it. I went and saw Shawn Mendes recently when I was at an awards show. I think he’s doing fantastic, but I could hear the slightest bit of sorrow in a recent song he wrote, and I wanted to make sure he was all good.
He’s only 19 years old — not to belittle him in any way, shape, or form because I think he’s incredible. He’s got his head screwed on and he’s gone about it the right way. Now [that] he’s known all over the world, it’s a bit of a transformation.
I just wanted to offer, ‘If you ever have a problem or something’s going on, call me and we can have a chat about it.”