Could Niall Horan be tired of singing sappy love songs and catchy pop tunes? According to an Oct. 4 report by MTV News, the One Direction singer recently debuted a topless rapper alter ego named MC Nialler. Hopefully this doesn't mean that he's going the way of Justin Bieber, a.k.a. Shawty Mane.
Niall tried his hand at topless rapping in a black and white Instagram video that features him kicking it old school—he sings along to Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" while Liam Payne serves as his hype man with a few well-placed "uhs." The video isn't very long, but Niall Horan manages to squeeze in a plug for One Direction's upcoming "Midnight Memories' album. Harry Styles also makes a cameo, but sadly he doesn't play a twerking video vixen—instead he shuffles through Niall and Liam's performance like a lost little old lady.
MC Nialler must have been pretty proud of his rapping debut, because he tweeted this to his faithful followers: "Anyone see my unbelieve rappin on one direction instagram? #MCnialler." He also jokingly told one follower that he's waiting for a call from Kanye West. If Kanye is willing to work with Miley Cyrus, then why wouldn't Yeezus want to team up with her male look-alike?
Niall might like singing "Gangsta's Paradise," but the One Direction singer definitely isn't very gangsta—he recently admitted that he's afraid of girls! But to be fair, Directioners can be pretty scary when they become a giant, clawing mob capable of busting eardrums with their screams. Niall reportedly can't stand all that crowding and screaming, and he recently tweeted his feelings about it. "I get a little bit scared sometimes," he wrote. "It's all good as we've got a good security team."
So what do you think of MC Nialler's rapping skills? Is he better at spittin' rhymes that Justin Bieber?