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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

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.


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. 


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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this seems kind of fake. they don't seem like the type to do this kind of stuff.

861 days ago


Ok, WTH is going on with this explosion of "Boy Bands" these days? And wimpy ones to boot...

861 days ago


Hahaha gay fights are the funniest.

861 days ago


Drama Princesses.

861 days ago


I can't believe how dumb you guys are for believing this. TMZ is ****, get the memo already.

861 days ago


Ladies and Gentlemen,
Wait for it, in 5...4...3...2...1
When this runs rampant and all the little fangirls start taking side the studios for both bands will announce a world wide tour featuring "BOTH BANDS!"
I stopped listening to my radio station when every second sentence had to do with One Direction. You should've heard the fangirls screaming to the heavens when they gave out tickets yesterday. If my daughter behaved like that I'd put her on Meds, one girl was crying and screaming so hard she hyperventilated and her mother had to get on the phone, WTF?????

861 days ago


Can we just put them in the Hunger Games

861 days ago

Throwback kid    

Being the toughest guy in a boy band is like being the toughest kid who goes to an all white exclusive private school with a shirt and tie on. They still are all a bunch of wimps, how pathetic

861 days ago


ok - who are the sharks and who are the jets??

861 days ago


Who besides a boy band would be scared of another boy band?

861 days ago

Ester Goldberg    


861 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

wow, now this is really news!! hot sweaty boys who are afraid to hang out with other hot sweaty boys... give them some skateboards, and that should take care of it.

861 days ago


Looooooool. Boyband drama.

861 days ago

Fat Mike    

From the look of them, I'd say they'd have no problem being manhandled

861 days ago

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Looks like Sandusky just found a new profession - Coaching boy bands.

861 days ago
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