Liam Payne One Direction Isn't Done For Good ... Take My Word For It

1/16/2016 9:03 AM PST

Well there ya have it, straight from the horse's Liam Payne's mouth ... the rumors of One Direction splitting for good are bogus.

Photogs spoke with Liam Friday at LAX and flat out asked him if the group was donezo ... his response? A very emphatic "no, no, no, no, no." It's interesting, he also has a bit to say about Zayn Malik and it sounds like the two are on good terms again.

Payne also posted a quick snippet of his new song where he raps, and we gotta admit ... kid's got some bars. 

Hear that? That's the sound of millions of 1D fans letting out a collective sigh of relief.