Payne took to his Twitter page today to complain about Daily Mail writer Paul Connolly, who had been scathing about Corden's performance at the Brits this week.
In his piece, Connolly described one of Corden's jokes as "frankly embarrassing" and later said: "Tumbleweed merchants in the vicinity of the O2 Arena reported a sudden rush on stock."
Connolly also insulted One Direction's charity single 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)' - describing it as "blandifying torture of Blondie and The Undertones" - but it was his criticisms of Corden which Payne took issue with.
"Just read an article about James corden by Paul Connolly who clearly thinks he's the most witty man to walk this earth..." he wrote. "Only thing I found funny was this posed picture [on the column header]...
"Tad embarrassing Paul don't try and compete with the Corden mate."
Payne later uploaded an image of Connolly's byline picture, tweeting: "Here Is the evidence."
Payne's criticisms of Connolly come shortly after he slammed Boy George for insulting him, claiming that he had been telling "porkies" and saying that his hats make him look "weird".
Meanwhile, Payne's One Direction bandmates Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson recently hit back at singer Jake Bugg after he described One Direction as "terrible".