One Direction's Liam Payne Slams Justin Bieber: 'How Many Times Have I Been Arrested'

One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards
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Recording artists Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  

Liam Payne might not managing any romantic drama right now, like some of his One Direction bandmates, but the singer's getting hassled elsewhere. 

After his covering Zayn Malik's face in a promotional photo shoot with fans, making light of Malik's recent departure from tour due to stress, he got a little bit of gruff online. But that was nothing compared to what followed, making for an all-out Twitter war between Directioneers and Beliebers. 


When an apparent Ariana Grande fan responded to Payne's post, asking him if it's depressing that Justin Bieber will always be more successful than him, Payne responded asking her how many times he's been arrested. 


Apparently a lot of people thought that was a good comeback, but now One Direction and Bieber fans are going back and forth online defending their men. The hashtag #LIAMHASNOCHILL is now trending as a result -- meaning he has no mercy, basically. 

Meanwhile, Bieber has not responded. 

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