Yikes! Liam Payne was taking no prisoners when ‘X-Factor’ judge Louis Walsh disrespected his pregnant girlfriend Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on Dec. 8. He lashed out at the talent manager, telling him to ‘shut the f*ck up!’ See his full rant, right here.
X Factor judge Louis Walsh, 64, rubbed Liam Payne, 23, the wrong way on Dec. 8 when he dissed his pregnant girlfriend Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 33, who once judge alongside Louis. “Simon [Cowell] wouldn’t invite Cheryl back because we have Nicole [Scherzinger],” said Louis to HuffPo while with up and coming band 5 After Midnight. “We have Nicole and Sharon [Osbourne] – we don’t need another girl. So go and f*ck off now. No silly questions, seriously.” He even tried to knock a microphone out of a reporters hand!
“It’s not about Cheryl. Don’t be stupid man,” Louis said, seemingly trying to save face, but then he immediately switched gears saying “she’s not for me… so f*ck off. And you need a haircut,” to the reporter. Ouch!
Liam was furious to not only see Louis slamming his girlfriend but also that he would be so unprofessional while talking to the press with young talent around. “Congratulations Louis Walsh for setting the worst example on handling media for his band who are about to step into a very hard industry,” he tweeted on Dec. 8. “Maybe it’s about time you realize it’s not all about you and shut the f*ck up for once, let them speak.” Dang!
We think it’s really sweet that Liam stood up for Cheryl. Of course he’s familiar with her history on the show because she was one of the judges when he auditioned for the second time, giving him a rave review and moving him forward in the competition. Now, years later, they’re in love and having a baby!
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