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Did Justin Bieber Diss Liam Payne of One Direction?

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Though a radio DJ recently learned the hard way that Justin Bieber doesn’t like being compared to other artists for his sound, it turns out he’s also pretty sensitive about his signature look, too. He took a shot at One Direction member Liam Payne, insinuating that Payne stole his swoop hair style!Though Bieber’s previously told press that he and the One Direction guys are pals, even describing them as “good kids,” he seemed none too pleased that Payne had a similar ‘do at one point.

In an interview with British magazine We Love Pop (quotes via Hollywood Life), when a journalist showed him a photo of Payne, Biebs said, “Everyone’s got my hair now and I need to change it up a little bit. Once I had my hair, I felt everybody else started to do the same thing, so I decided to change it. I mean, does that look a little familiar? Just a touch!” Ouch!

To be honest, while the styles were somewhat similar at one point — they aren’t now, as both guys have changed their hair since — they look completely different on each of them because their bone structures are so different. Not to get snappy, because we absolutely adore our Biebs, but Payne hasn’t yet (that we know of) been told he looks like a lesbian. Just saying!

Thankfully, Bieber was just joshin’. He complimented 1D again and even sparked yet more whispers of a collaboration between then teen phenoms. “The One Direction guys are great. We have a lot of fun whenever we hang out,” he said. “They came over my house and we were just chilling out around the pool and listening to music. We were talking about me collaborating with them on a song on their next album. It’s gonna be great.”

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