October 22, 2015 12:15 PM EDT

BBC radio presenter Stephen Nolan shared a video from his conversation with One Direction star Louis Tomlinson on The Stephen Nolan Show, in which the boy band member jokes that the broadcaster is “a little s***” for not listening to the group’s new single “Perfect” before they chatted.

As tabloids have gotten carried away proclaiming that the musician cursed out a journalist, the host clarified that it was all in good fun and that the young star was not combative in any way:


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