On Wednesday, Katy Perry told Australia's the Daily Telegraph that One Direction's Niall Horan is "always trying to get my number." But now, Horan is firing back, asking Perry to "stop being mean to me!"
In an interview with The Project on Thursday, the 23-year-old pop star laughed off Perry's claims that he's constantly hitting on her. "Katy, please stop being mean to me!" he says.
"She is just finding any excuse to just patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me," he told the interviewers. "I just want to be her friend."
In her interview where she called out Horan, Perry said that her excuse for not going out with the boy band member was because she was too old for him. "I could babysit you," the 32-year-old said. "I'm like your mum!"
"I mean, she is talking like she is about 55 years older than me," Horan told The Project. "She is not that much older than me."
The two singers met when Perry was a judge on The X Factor when they discovered One Direction.
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