Liam Payne Reveals REAL Reason One Direction Is Taking Break: “Shadow Pico”

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Liam Payne Shadow Pico One Direction Video

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Liam Payne Shadow Pico One Direction Video

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Liam Payne is revealing the REAL reason One Direction is taking a break. Two words: Shadow Pico. Watch below!

Payne tweeted on Friday night, “So here’s the reason we are really taking a break we need to take some time to make this…” Included was a link to a Shadow Pico, a trailer for a movie featuring himself, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and (now ex-member) Zayn Malik. Of course, Payne was only joking, though.

Shadow Pico was actually created back in 2012 as a bad lip-reading video. Using footage from one of One Direction’s earliest music videos, “Gotta Be You,” the boys’ voices are dubbed over to create the dialogue for a thriller. The exact plot is entirely unclear, but Shadow Pico, whatever is it is, definitely does NOT seem like a good thing.

Payne has of course seen the clip before, but was motivated to share it now on Twitter after some web surfing. “Thanks rude tube for reminding me of that video,” he tweeted. And let’s be honest — the idea that he and the rest of One Direction are taking time off to secretly bring the movie to life is pretty funny.

Not surprisingly, though, Payne’s seriously-worded tweet had quite a few people freaked out until they realized he was making a joke. “YOU NEARLY GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK LIAM,” one fan replied to the British singer. As for the actual reason One Direction will be going on hiatus next year, Gossip Cop has already reported that the guys are planning to pursue some individual endeavors.

Check out the Shadow Pico video below. TELL US: What do you think of the old clip and Payne’s joke?


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