Simon Cowell admits he's 'annoyed' by Liam Payne record deal!
Simon Cowell has spoken out on Liam Payne's solo record contract... and he is NOT happy!
Simon had mentored Liam and the rest of the One Direction lads since they appeared on the X Factor in 2010.
But, Liam turned his back on SyCo as he signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records last week.
"It is a bit annoying if I am honest with you – mainly because it is a another label who has now got your artist who you worked with for so many years,"
He went on to add, "But that is the music business, unfortunately. I don't think anyone else from the band will do that."
Liam has become the third member of 1D to sign a solo deal after Zayn Malik and Harry Styles put pen to paper on contracts.
However, Simon was surprised that Liam is even interested in releasing music after speaking to him about it last year!
"My impression was that he wasn't in any hurry to make a record because he discussed this last year. He was more into songwriting.
Niall & Louis... you know what to do, don't annoy the big man!
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