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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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91.

Chigirl810    

Oh please get over it

885 days ago
92.

Disc Golf Pro Store    

Sounds like an east coast west coast boy band beef is starting to heat up!!! Watch out now!!

885 days ago
93.

stabler    

Friday Night Sissy Fights!!!!! I hope all Brita aren't this huge of pansies. They must be used to getting slapped around.

885 days ago
94.

Ashlyn    

Wow... I don't really know anything about One Direction..but I already dislike them. What a bunch of *******. That Louis guy looks like a rat crossed with a...I don't even know what. *shudders* I'm sick of all these no talent singers making it big just because they can use autotune...what happened to real talent? Ugh. Just looking at these douche bags make me want to go back to the 80's...and I was born in the 90's! Lol, that's how bad they are! Haha.

885 days ago
95.

Haley    

Liam actually has a mark on the back of his neck, and it looks like a nasty bruise....... I think I might of some sorts did happen. Just saying. The Wanted smack talked 1D for no reason, jealous much?

885 days ago
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larry stylinson    

i could just imagine the non exaggerated, real story of what happened: 1D was rehearsing, they've explained in a interview earlier that they have never met the wanted, they only know what they would have said about them through the tabloids which are trying to create drama between the bands. but by these tabloids, the wanted has been pretty harsh about them - them didnt know if they were true though as you cant never believe the media these days. they just wanted to avoid the feud if it was real, so they didnt really cause more drama that could end up in the tabloid. the wanted showed up and maybe they could have been a bit bitter,or maybe not, but they wanted to make peace and everyone was lovey-dovey excpet for louis who was slightly still a little unconvinced.
there.

885 days ago
97.

marga_abacus    

wow. just... wow.

885 days ago
98.

anmoldeep    

i think onr direction is better than the wanted

836 days ago
99.

Siani    

ONE DIRECTIONN IS 10000 time better than "the wanted" , LOVE YOU 1D

827 days ago
100.

wendypham70    

even tho i said one direction but i think you people are to dumb (the peps that created this) to see that they don't want this one direction vs the wanted they just want to show peps who they really are and have fun not this serious stuff

813 days ago
101.

wendypham70    

i pick one direction lol the wanted is average

813 days ago
102.

tika    

one direction <3

778 days ago
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