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One Direction

We Were Afraid The Wanted

Was Gonna Beat Us Up!

4/13/2012 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Boy bands The Wanted and One Direction
The boy band One Direction was so concerned the other big boy band, The Wanted, was gonna beat on them, they tried to flee a Burbank studio ... but then The Wanted boys showed up.

Here's what we know ... On April 4, One Direction was rehearsing for SNL at CenterStaging, a Burbank rehearsal studio.  Sources connected with CenterStaging tell us ... security for the band became aware that The Wanted was about to show up to rehearse for their "American Idol" performance the next day.

We're told the boys from One Direction -- all of them except Liam -- were scared because the British tabloids have been writing about tension and smack talk between the 2 bands.  The One Direction lads talked about the guys from The Wanted being tough guys (which apparently is true) and they were worried about getting taunted and manhandled.

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Our sources say One Direction decided to abruptly end the session and leave, but before that happened The Wanted showed up. The security team for The Wanted spoke with security for One Direction and discussed One Direction's fears. Security for The Wanted then told band members about One Direction's fears, and Max (from The Wanted) bolted into the studio where One Direction was wrapping up, laughed and gave Liam (he's from One Direction) a hug. 

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We're told everyone got a laugh out of it -- except Louis from One Direction, who wouldn't go near the boys from The Wanted.

We love boy bands. 

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1.

Pudding Tang    

weakness

738 days ago
2.

Jane    

Oh this is a REAL band? I thought this was a joke

738 days ago
3.

Grouchy Smurf    

That would have been one heck of a slap fight.

738 days ago
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c    

Okay, TMZ, so is a studio paying you to put this boy band **** on your website? Oh, yeah, one boy band is really afraid of another? THEY'RE ALL PANSIES. What a dumb way to try and drum up publicity. Boy bands are over. Whoever is paying you to keep them on your site is just making you look like idiots. **** boy bands.

738 days ago
5.

Kari    

This whole story is mind-numbingly childish.

738 days ago
6.

anony    

AT LEAST four out of the ten guys in those two pictures are gay. Someone better tell all those twelve-year-old girls....

738 days ago
7.

shewentwhoa    

WOW... Just simply wow boy band drama

738 days ago
8.

NobodySpecial    

If these two bands decided to brawl, can you imagine all the finger slapping that would be going on.

738 days ago
9.

Mike    

See, this story works because neither group is referred to as a MAN BAND...

738 days ago
10.

CLINT    

I thought the boy band craze was over. Please, if there is a God above, don't let this happen to the music industry again.

738 days ago
11.

DC    

lmao this is so funny.. silly boy bands

738 days ago
12.

Truth    

WIMPS!!! ALL OF THEM. SOOO TOTALLY GAY. #TRUTH!!

738 days ago
13.

Dean    

@ anony
that a boys not men only because they look soft doesn't mean they must be gay . Not a Justin Beaver fan but he has a very hot girlfriend .
The world would be better if we had more gays ( and I am not ) . To be respected you don't have to be a BULLY

738 days ago
14.

Miz Val    

Backstreet Boys/ N'Sync ver 2.0 . Where is the TALENT???

738 days ago
15.

Savage ShiHulk    

I don't know who this band is and don't care. Out of nowhere you start reporting news about this band. Please stop. No one cares.

738 days ago
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