Niall Horan had a laugh at the expense of a few reporters on Thursday. The “This Town” singer had a back and forth on Twitter with the UK band Rudimental. Rudimental is the same group featured on Ed Sheeran’s “Lay It All On Me,” and it planted the seeds for some sites to pick up a story that the group was collaborating with Niall on a new track.
Rudimental tweeted a quote that looked like lyrics to Niall and wrote, “Think this might be a hit.” Before long, the speculation began that Niall and Rudimental were working on a song together despite the fact that Niall has been sidelined with a chest infection as he begins his self-imposed musical exile.
Proving that he’s got a prankster’s spirit, Niall set the record straight in a reply to Rudimental’s tweet. He also seemed to take some joy in seeing the headlines popping up.
Check out how Niall is shutting down the collaboration rumors below.
(Photo credit: Niall Horan Instagram account)