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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. 

118 COMMENTS

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31.

christine    

What a bunch of little weak sissies one direction is!

869 days ago
32.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Definitely the wanted will win the slap fest between the two. If ever it were to occur.

869 days ago
33.

brandon    

is this a ****jing joke tmz. never heard of either nor will i eevr besides tmz. what *****s these homos are. **** tmz

869 days ago
34.

Kabala    

Where's Ringo?

869 days ago
35.

r    

So a plane didn't crash into the recording studio while they were all there? My wishes never come true.

869 days ago
36.

Niki    

I CANT STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!! WHAT AGE DEMOGRAPHIC ARE THESE BOY BANDS AIMED AT? CAN ANYONE NAME A SONG? I CANT STOP LAUGHING! BEST LAUGH ALL DAY! EVERYONE'S COMMENTS ARE HILARIOUS!

869 days ago
37.

zombiehampster    

That was so inane, why did I read that? Damn cold has my defenses down :/

869 days ago
38.

zach    

i dont like comparing them the wanted are much more mature in audience and style there audiences are close but not still much different one direction talks about the girl who doesnt no shes pretty while the wanted talk about drinking and their video is very sexy unlike so they shouldnt really be compared

869 days ago
39.

Bmandh    

This story was written like 2 teenage girls telling it, lol, this made my week!

869 days ago
40.

stephanie    

why do i always waste my time reading this crap.. tmz, why must you post crap articles like this...everyone knows boy bands are nothing but *******... thats not a story.

869 days ago
41.

TWFAMILY    

TEAM THE WANTED.

869 days ago
42.

Jack    

Your making lads from the UK seem soft so act like ****ing men and stop being *****'s

869 days ago
43.

mike    

Then Wu-Tang clan showed up and they all **** thier pants....

they are all wusses

869 days ago
44.

wtf    

they are all ****ty bands who cares

869 days ago
45.

carmen    

Seriously? Wow how gay. And this is news why?

869 days ago
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