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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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61.

Mihaelasty    

What the heck, I'm just sitting here reading all the stupid comments you people put wow.... And how old are y'all again

887 days ago
62.

Kat    

This is like the West Side Story.

887 days ago
63.

julie    

After the first paragraph I read this in the voice of a middle school girl because that is what it sounds like. A middle school girl telling a story about other middle schoolers. Wow...

887 days ago
64.

Rebecca    

Oh my God! What a bunch of girls. Boys have become such women in the 21st century. Grow a set one direction. Not only do you look like a bad 60's gay stereotype, you seem to fit the part as well.

887 days ago
65.

arale norimaki    

ARE ALL BOY BAND GAY?

887 days ago
66.

Undercover    

oh you bitch take that you breeder (slap slap).

887 days ago
67.

Tim    

haha ******* !

887 days ago
68.

blake    

What a bunch of sissies... BOTH bands that is.

887 days ago
69.

Giuseppe Sallo    

This is confirmed to be UNTRUE by Simon Cowell. *Cough*

Is it just me or do they all look the same? Man I can't stand boy bands. All HYPE, No substance.

887 days ago
70.

Tesla_Consulting    

" ... they were worried about getting taunted and manhandled." Have I got some bad news for you.

887 days ago
71.

Tjay    

I call BS on this story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TETm-e9zxpI

Clearly they can be in a room together and not get into a fight!

886 days ago
72.

callmeannoying    

i never heard of either.

886 days ago
73.

INeedFacebookFriends.com    

Welcome to the Friday Night Sissy Fights.

886 days ago
74.

I Chinee    

What is up with all the guy singers these days looking so effeminate and wearing clothes 2 size's to small? From Justin Bieber down to who ever the hell these guys are.

886 days ago
75.

Jackie    

OK!!!

886 days ago
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