WATCH: One Direction Thanks Their ‘Brother’ Zayn Malik at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards
One Direction took home a trophy for Top Duo/Group at the 2015 Billboard Awards on Sunday (May 17, 2015). But Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles made sure to give a special shout-out to their ex-bandmate, who they believed deserved recognition.
There’s one more person to share this award with and that’s our brother Zayn. So thank you very much.
The boys walked the red carpet as a foursome and while there was some speculation that the band might break up, they confirmed that they’re definitely staying together.
We’re not breaking up. We’re having too much fun!
We’re making our record at the minute, we’re going on more tours, we’re coming out to the states in July – we’re looking forward to it, it’s all good.
Payne even admitted that it’s been difficult without Malik. “Obviously, it’s a difficult thing to talk about,” he told E! New’s Giuliana Rancic. “He’s sharing the experience with us even though he’s not here.”
Styles, 21, stayed quiet for most of the awards — probably because two of his exes (Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner) were present — but made sure to get his hands on another prize as the group celebrated their double win…his bandmate’s crotch. Horan laughed out loud as Styles, with a smirk on his face, headed to the stage.
Watch the crotch-grabbing below.