Pop singer Harry Styles knows how to stop a show, especially when it comes to helping out a fan who needs relationship advice.
Handwritten signs by fans professing their adulation for a performer are ubiquitous at live performances, but not everyone apparently makes it about the artist standing before the adoring crowd.
On Wednesday, the "Watermelon Sugar" singer halted his performance at St. Paul, Minnesota, after noticing a sign held by a concertgoer who asked, "Should I text him?"
The 27-year-old superstar happily obliged by responding to the person who sought direction from the former member of One Direction.
In front of thousands attending his show, Styles had a question before giving his expert dating advice.
"I have a question: Is he nice to you?"
A friend accompanying the sign-holder shouted back that the paramour in question was not.
Styles answered, "In my opinion. if you should, this isn't even a question."
He went on to comment about the games insecure people play when dealing with new love interests.
"If you're wondering if we're playing games; if you're wondering, 'should I text him? Should I not text him? ... Can't text him too soon."
"And now I'm thinking about double-texting, that's a whole risky business.' ... It's a whole thing."
Styles offered his final thought with:
"My personal opinion is that if there's any sort of games, trash! Trash! Trash! Not for you!"
The "Trash" reference was from the 2004 film, The Notebook, in which the mother of Allie (Rachel McAdams) expresses her disapproval of poor lumber mill worker, Noah (Ryan Gosling).
The Notebook (2004) | Harry Styles (2021) https://t.co/lAvXKcEWj5— harry styles gifs (@harry styles gifs) 1632400529.0
The concert clip ended with the crowd uproariously cheering their approval.
Twitter also responded accordingly.
@canyonmoonblu AND HE ISNT WRONG !!!!— 🍒 | STREAM MY UNIVERSE !!!! (@🍒 | STREAM MY UNIVERSE !!!!) 1632373971.0
“In my opinion, if there is any sort of game...... TRASH TRASH TRASH” - Harry Styles, St.Paul 2021 https://t.co/Ip8jVaW6HL— H | Trop™ : HSLoT Era ♡ (@H | Trop™ : HSLoT Era ♡) 1632366501.0
my friends: get over him me: no harry styles: TRASH TRASH TRASH me: ok king i'll listen to you— gabby (@gabby) 1632376358.0
“why didn’t you text me back” “because harry styles told me you’re trash trash trash in front of like 20,000 strangers”— se🐇🌸🥞 (@se🐇🌸🥞) 1632367899.0
I would get over my ex so fast if Harry Styles called him trash— Aria ☽ famous era ?! (@Aria ☽ famous era ?!) 1632392603.0
The superstar's viral dating wisdom comes as his own love life is heating up.
The British native and American actress Olivia Wilde went public with their relationship two months after she split with her former fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, who stars as the titular character in the Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso.
An insider told Us that Styles and Wilde had been trying to keep their budding romance on the down-low after being spotted at a manager's wedding back in January.
The pair had been working together on the film Don't Worry Darling, which marks Wilde's second time as a film director.
"Olivia and Harry were able to keep their relationship under wraps for a bit before it became public knowledge," said the insider.
"They were very careful about it and even sleuthy at times, although the small group of people who were on set with them every day eventually figured it out."