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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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16.

Johnny Handsome    

I've never seen so many *****'s in the same room since my orgy days of the 70's.

832 days ago
17.

jimi    

did anyone check their purses for weapons?

832 days ago
18.

EMP BITE ME    

There all Gay,nuff said.

832 days ago
19.

Katie    

Okay, and last time you were complaining of the wanted been to affectionate and hugging fans to much...okay great story there...

832 days ago
20.

Carl    

How pathetic. I'm a guy with an just an average build and no special fighting skills and I'm pretty certain I could take any one of those guys in either band.

832 days ago
21.

Jim    

We Were Afraid The Wanted Was Gonna Beat Us Up!
T think you'll find it's were going to beat us up. Thick bunch of pansies.

832 days ago
22.

J Live    

Let it be known that on April 13, 2012 (Friday the 13th no less) the absolute dumbest post to ever grace tmz.com was written...and that is saying a lot.

On my deathbed, this is one of the moments of time I will ask god if I can have back.

832 days ago
23.

Sonia    

Wow One Direction are such wimps and cowards...The Wanted would win in a fight, hands on.

832 days ago
24.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

How gay.Pretty boy fight,just add beiber and you could have a gay feast.

832 days ago
25.

buzz kill    

Boy bands, it doesn't get any gayer than that. A pedophiles dream.

832 days ago
26.

MyOpinionOnly    

Are you guys f'm kidding me???? THIS is the story you want at the top of your page?? How stupid, inane and completely RIDICULOUS!! It sounds like all these stupid "boy" members need to grow the hell up and remember that THIS ISN'T HIGH SCHOOL DUMBAZZES! TMZ you also need to remember that most of the people reading this site ARE NOT STUPID TEENAGERS EITHER AND DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT STUPID MINDLESS STORIES LIKE THESE. Grow up TMZ!!!

832 days ago
27.

rodney    

If only they had a gasoline fight a-la Zoolander...

832 days ago
28.

really    

fu*k the WANTED it's Fantastic Sam you should hiden from, besides nobody's ever died from one panty waste bitch slappin another one. just relax girls, this will all be over in 15 minutes

832 days ago
29.

MC    

They all look about as scary as a piece of toast.

832 days ago
30.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Who conjured this crap story for publicity? Disgusting sick executive crap. Both of these "groups" are nothing but talentless charlatans being promoted by music executives.

Put a bunch of clowns together and call them the next big thing.....hot group, etc.

Spoon feeding people all this garbage.

GTFOOH with this scripted encounter/story. Nothing but hype to put these morons out in the news.

832 days ago
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