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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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76.

Jax    

hahaha this is just funny because for those who kind of know a bit about the personalities of 1D, know that the whole "frightened of the Wanted" is just a piss take because of what the media is saying. They are all just guys who take the piss, and the media has... once again...twisted it. gosh. =)

922 days ago
77.

Nicoleasm    

What a bunch of pansies

922 days ago
78.

Guest    

Brian's being nice...I lived through that Nsync/BSB bull****.

Nsync straight up WOULD NOT EXIST if not for BSB. Chris Kirkpatrick auditioned for BSB, didn't make it, and then suggested to Lou Pearlman that they start another band just like BSB. Then when Nsync wasn't making it in the U.S they go and poach a Disney Special from BSB that they had to turn down cause Brian had just had open-heart surgery...so yeah they were KINDA SORTA riding BSB's coattails.

I hope that sort of ****ary isn't going on now.

922 days ago
79.

sarah    

Tough guys?! They're wearing more hair products and moisturiser than I am...

921 days ago
80.

Scott    

Tell you what, when they actually start fighting I'll start giving a ****.

921 days ago
81.

Ashlyn    

I am in love with ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!

DIBS ON THEM ALL :)

921 days ago
82.

Bob    

hahah, 1d over the wanted any day.

921 days ago
83.

Dana    

Louis, if i went up like that too i would be scared to so dont worry

921 days ago
84.

rach    

the wanted would never think to harm 1d or even talk **** about them lol this is hilarious.

921 days ago
85.

allysmiles01    

this is freaking hilarious

921 days ago
86.

Robin12    

I'm afraid these precious young men are going to go the way of the "New Kids on the block". lol, I care!

921 days ago
87.

jimmie    

Don't know or don't care who either of these little boy bands are. But I got to say that those One Direction" boys are a bunch of ViRginias.

921 days ago
88.

Nekokawaii    

It's kind of sad that most people here think that gay people are weak and girly.... When most gay men are just like straight men.
And also boy bands are so not out... Look at all those k-pop groups like big bang, SHINee and Super junior.

921 days ago
89.

marisol    

Besides all these haters, thank you tmz for putting news about my favorite band one direction. and seriously this is soooo cute.jajaja how they thought they were going to beat them up. awwww :)

921 days ago
90.

kristin    

everyone just shut up and leave them alone

921 days ago
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