Liam Payne: Donald Trump Kicked One Direction Out Of Hotel
Liam Payne claims Donald Trump kicked One Direction out of a hotel. He recounts the story in a new interview with Rollacoster magazine, in which he also talks about his relationship with Cheryl Cole for the first time.
“Donald Trump actually kicked us out of his hotel once. You wouldn’t believe it,” Payne tells the U.K. outlet. “It was about [meeting] his daughter. He phoned up our manager and we were asleep. He said, ‘Well, wake them up,’ and I was like ‘no’, and then he wouldn’t let us use the underground garage.”
Payne goes on to recall, “Obviously in New York, we can’t really go outside. New York is ruthless for us. So he was like, ‘Okay, then I don’t want you in my hotel.’ So we had to leave.” The singer has much kinder things to say about Justin Bieber, commenting, “He’s a great guy. Inside there’s a really good heart.”
Noting they bonded over their “chaotic lives,” Payne shares, “I said, ‘Look, the difference between me and you is I had four different boys going through the same thing to look to.’ He didn’t have that. I said to him, ‘Take my number and any time you want a chat, let me know as I’m here and I understand exactly what you’re going through and I understand your world.’ He needs somebody like that and in that position.”
With One Direction currently on hiatus, Payne has Cole by his side. Though the couple has been dating since early 2016 and is currently expecting their first child together, she has never publicly addressed the romance. Payne never spoke about it either, at least until now. “Obviously I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the world and she’s absolutely amazing. She’s been my dream girl since I was younger. She’s so ace,” he says.
Cole and Payne first met when he auditioned for “The X Factor UK” in 2008, when the future One Direction singer was only a young teen. Despite their 10-year age difference, he became a fan of British beauty, both personally and professionally. Payne tells the outlet, “She is a wonderful, wonderful person and it’s amazing to have someone who can relate to so much of things, someone who’s taken greater steps than me. Her solo career was amazing. She’s been in the industry for 14 years now.
And with a baby and his own solo career on the way, Payne insists, “She fully supports me. We’re super happy. It’s a very personal, precious time for us. I’m still learning. I’m only 23.”