Liam Payne has spoken out to One Direction fans via Twitter after he reportedly felt "hated" by a number of the band's admirers.
He posted a 'TwitLonger' to express his concerns that fans didn't believe he appreciated them after noticing some less than complimentary signs at his band's gig in Detroit.
He wrote: "Hey everyone, saw some signs about me tonight that where a bit upsetting dont know whats happend but i hope I'm good with you guys and I hope you know how grateful I am that you guys have done all of this for us because i genuinely can't believe how lucky I am to be here.
"It's amazing that you guys have created all this for us, non of us can believe the stuff that we get to do everyday and it's all down to you guys spending time on here spreading the word about us and being so dedicated spending all your money trying to make it to our shows an stuff.
"Thanks to everyone that has been so far every crowd has litterally been amazing and it's so tough to pick a favourite.
"Like I said I hope everything's ok and I know a lot of people may not like me right now and feel a little under appreciated as we dont get to come out and meet u guys all that much i wish it was easier, I do truly appreciate you guys tho you have changed my life and i could never thank you enough I hope in time it will all be cool.
"Love from me."
Liam's sister Ruth - or Roo Payne - also took to Twitter to ask fans to show their love.
She added: "If only the people who made the signs understood how much pressure those boys are under."
It is thought the negative banners were written in reaction to one of Liam's tweets a few weeks ago.
He posted in anger: "Whoever is ringing our rooms please stop it's not funny ur just pissing everyone off."
But 1D and Liam Payne fans have come out in full force to support the singer after his frank and honest message.
Liam has since added: "Thank you for all the twitlongers some of you have wrote back,means alot to read them love you all, everyone of you for helping me do this".
Aw, Liam's our new favourite 1D boy for the day!