Liam Payne called in to chat about his solo single "Strip That Down," available now! 

The One Direction member revealed that the background vocals in the chorus are actually Ed Sheeran, who helped him write the track along with Steve Mac! And fans have been scratching their heads over a lyric in the single that could be interpreted as some serious shades towards his former group 1D. But Liam confirmed that "You know I used to be in 1D, now I'm out free" is NOT a diss. 

He ALSO revealed that he would NEVER musically collaborate with the "Mrs" aka baby mama and rumored wife, Cheryl Cole. For now, they're just sticking to raising their son, Bear. 

We wonder how Cheryl feels about that! 

Check out the full audio interview:

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