He says it is "not something" he would listen to.
While Payne has given a thumbs up to Niall Horan's singles "Slow hands" and "This town", he says he is not a fan of the kind of music Styles has made, reports dailymail.co.uk.
"Niall had Slow hands' out and This Town', which is great. Niall's gone down the singer-songwriter route which is really cool," Payne said.
But, while talking about Styles, Payne said: "Harry's song, um, I heard... I'll be honest with you, it's not my sort of music.
"It's not something I'd listen to, but I think he did a great job of doing what he wanted to do. That's the way I'd put it best, I think."
He quickly added that the feeling was likely mutual.
"I think the funny thing is, (Harry) would say the same thing about me because he doesn't really listen to hip-hop music," he said.
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