Simon Cowell is annoyed with Liam Payne for ditching him


Simon Cowell

by Polly Foreman |
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It turns out it wasn't just us who were a little bit pissed off with Liam Payne for going solo(WHAT ABOUT ONE DIRECTION?) as it turns out that Simon Cowell is naaaat happy.

Liam Payne

If you'll remember (you should - it was a CRAZY day), Liam informed the world of the news via his Twitter account, posting: "Happy to have signed to @CapitolUK. They have an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps."

All well and good – apart from the one fundamental problem. Capitol is NOT Simon Cowell's label Syco (aka Liam's roots).


Simon almost immediately threw some serious shade Liam's way by omitting his name from a speech about loyalty.

At an America's Got Talent conference last week, Simon said: "We're in touch with them all. The great thing about these boys – well not all of them but most of them – [is] they are incredibly loyal and you don't always expect that.

"Niall, Harry, Louis – amazing."


Simon Cowell Dermot O'Leary

But things have now got less shady, more just downright angry – as Simon has openly criticised Liam for the move.

Speaking to The Sun, Simon said: "It's a bit annoying if I am honest with you – mainly because it is another label who has not got your artist who you worked with for so many years.

"But that is the music business, unfortunately. I don't think anyone else from the band will do that."

Simon seemed to suggest that Liam's departure from Syco may have something to do with Harry Stylessigning a solo deal with the label.

He said: "But I guess he read about Harry [Styles]'s deal and thought we weren't interested. My impression was that he wasn't in any hurry to make a record because he discussed this last year. He was more into songwriting."


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