Did Hailee Steinfeld Just Accuse Niall Horan Of Cheating In 'Wrong Direction'?

Excuse me while I analyze the lyrics.

Hailee Steinfeld just dropped her new song "Wrong Direction," and the entire internet thinks it's about her ex-boyfriend Niall Horan. Which. I mean. Judging from the title of the song, yeah, adds up.

In the lyrics to the song—which isn't confirmed to be about Niall, FYI!—Hailee talks about heartbreak, singing:

"I don't hate you
No, I couldn't if I wanted to
I just hate all the hurt that you put me through
And that I blame myself for letting you
Did you know I already knew?"

She also strongly implies she was cheated on thanks to these lyrics:

"Lookin' back, I probably should have known
But I just wanted to believe that you were out sleepin' alone"

And talks about maybe-Niall's giant ego:

"On my tiptoes
But I still couldn't reach your ego
Guess I was crazy to give you my body, my mind
Don't know what I was thinkin' till now
Everyone thinks that you're somebody else
You even convinced yourself"

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And don't even get me started on how shady the chorus is:

"Loved me with your worst intentions
Didn't even stop to question
Every time you burned me down
Don't know how; for a moment it felt like heaven
Loved me with your worst intentions
Painted us a happy ending
Every time you burned me down
Don't know how; for a moment it felt like heaven"

I mean, look, maybe this song isn't about Niall—who Hailee dated for about a year before ending things in December 2018. But fans are reading into it big-time.

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Anyway, listen to the song below!


This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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