Liam Payne Says He Checked In On Shawn Mendes About The Pressures Of Fame

If anyone knows about the ups and downs of music superstardom, it’s former One Direction (now solo!) star Liam Payne. He was just 17 when 1D was signed and soon shot to fame, so he knows a thing or two about the industry and the pressures of celebrity — and he’s willing to lend a listening ear to artists who may be experiencing the same things he went through, namely his pal Shawn Mendes.

Liam stopped by MTV’s >TRL for a quick chat, and his friendship with Shawn came up during the conversation. Apparently, he recently reached out to Shawn offering his support if he ever needs it, considering Shawn’s career is totally exploding right now.

“With the way this lifestyle is, we don’t help each other and there’s just not much point to it,” Liam said, talking about the music industry. “I went and saw Shawn Mendes recently when I was at an awards show. I think he’s doing fantastic, but I could hear the slightest bit of sorrow in a recent song he wrote, and I wanted to make sure he was all good.”

He also talked about how much he respects Shawn. “He’s only 19 years old — not to belittle him in any way, shape, or form because I think he’s incredible,” Liam said. “He’s got his head screwed on and he’s gone about it the right way. Now [that] he’s known all over the world, it’s a bit of a transformation.”

Clearly, Liam really cares about his friend and musical peer, and while he doesn’t consider himself a mentor to younger artists like Shawn, he does want them to know he’s down to help out however he can. He added, “I just wanted to offer, ‘If you ever have a problem or something’s going on, call me and we can have a chat about it.’”

This isn’t the first time Liam and Shawn have crossed paths. In February, Liam trolled Shawn on Twitter, teasing him about some photos of Shawn being pushed down by a wave at the ocean. Shawn is also friends with Liam’s former bandmate Niall Horan; the two have jammed together and were rumored to be collaborating. Um, guys, we’re still waiting for that … and if you could include Liam in your collab, it would definitely would be the best song ever.

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