Liam Payne Talks Supporting Friend Shawn Mendes Amidst the Pressures of Fame

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Liam Payne chats about his friendship with Shawn Mendes in a new interview.

Liam Payne gave fans an update on his friendship with Shawn Mendes in a new interview with MTV's TRL on Wednesday (May 16).

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

Previously, Payne trolled Mendes on Twitter over some hilarious paparazzi pics, and it looks like they're becoming better friends. “I think he’s got his own thing together…but I just wanted to be there,” The “Strip It Down” singer continued. “He’s only 19 years old -- not to belittle him in any way, shape, or form because I think he’s incredible. 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 a transformation.”

Mendes is scheduled to perform his new Khalid-assisted single "Youth" for the first time at BBMAs this Sunday (May 20)

Check out Payne's TRL interview below: