One Direction is still one of the most beloved boybands of the past decade! The group celebrated it’s 12th anniversary on Saturday (July 23) with a little… drama?
Just over a month ago, former 1D member Liam Payne claimed the band was “formed around him”. This lead to fans destroying him on social media!
The X-Factor decided to squash any possibility of that being the case by releasing FOOTAGE of the moment the group was formed.
We have Nicole Scherzinger to thank. That’s a weird sentence to write.
Spoiler alert: Liam wasn’t even a main thought.
Niall Horan was selected first for One Direction, then Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and to the dismay of Simon Cowell, finally Liam Payne.
Cowell even commented about Payne: “He thinks he’s better than anyone else”.
Zayn Malik was added last to the group (ironic).
Check out how it actually happened, below:
To quote one of their songs, Liam “you’re insecure, don’t know what for”.
Fans reacted on Twitter accordingly to roast the “Strip That Down” singer:
The group has four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and six top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.