Within the past weeks things have been heated up with One Direction and The Wanted in the press. By the looks of it things are going to get pretty ugly. "I mean, there's obviously mouth there. We used to try and have a bit of banter with them, and they kind of ignored it for a while. But I think now, with the fanbase growing, and it getting brought up what we said ages ago, I think they've let it rile them a little bit," Jay McGuiness said from The Wanted. "Because they've been mouthing off quite a bit recently! At the end of the day though, it's just words. It doesn't really affect us. It's not like we're friends and all of a sudden it's a shock and it's like, 'You stabbed me in the back!' So, it's just words. To be fair, it's mainly Louis [Tomlinson] I think that seems to be mostly sniping..."
McGuiness is referring to One Direction’s band member Tomlinson’s interview with Now magazine.
"If you want to create that rivalry, then let's do it," Tomlinson said. "We're not bothered about the friction or the rivalry. But I'm not going to shy away from it because that isn't the person I am. I don't think it's fair to me or any of the lads." He then took digs at the bad boy reputations of the Wanted, saying, "I was going to say something rude then. Or something sexual. But that's something the Wanted would say."
One Direction and The Wanted will meet up in a few weeks for the Z100’s annual Jingle Ball concert on December 7 and there may be a boy band brawl.