"I see him around all the time," Perry told Fitzy & Wippa. "He's always trying to like, get my number, to like, maybe flirt with me but I'm like, 'I could babysit you. I'm like your mom!'"
Apparently Katy needs to chill, however, as Niall is definitely not interested. The young singer was asked about the interview during an appearance on The Project last night.
"Katy, please stop being mean to me," he joked. "She's just finding any excuse now to just patronise me and go around spreading rumours about me. I just want to be your friend!"
"I mean, she is talking like she is about 55 years older than me," he continued. "She is not that much older than me."
To make his response even better, Niall had a big grin and managed several large chuckles throughout the segment. We think he's finding Katy's whole "he's obsessed with me" thing rather amusing.
Ever the gentleman though, the singer also thanked Katy for her involvement in his career, calling her "one of the greatest people" he knows. "I wish everyone could be friends with Katy Perry, she's hilarious," he continued.
Get it Neil!
This article originally appeared on In Style.