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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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46.

Jess    

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

834 days ago
47.

Pimpcessa    

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

834 days ago
48.

ria    

Hahaha gay fights are the funniest.

834 days ago
49.

Javadude54    

Drama Princesses.

834 days ago
50.

Hai    

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

834 days ago
51.

Majestik    

Ladies and Gentlemen,
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Wait for it, in 5...4...3...2...1
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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!"
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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?????

834 days ago
52.

twolfe1    

Can we just put them in the Hunger Games

833 days ago
53.

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

833 days ago
54.

patty    

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

833 days ago
55.

Raymond    

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

833 days ago
56.

Ester Goldberg    

SISSIES

833 days ago
57.

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.

833 days ago
58.

ValVal    

Looooooool. Boyband drama.

833 days ago
59.

Fat Mike    

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

833 days ago
60.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

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

833 days ago
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