The Wanted Want ‘Peace’ With One Direction … And A Beer

'Hopefully we bump into them after the show,' The Wanted's Max George tells MTV News at New York's Jingle Ball concert.

NEW YORK — It all came down to Friday night (December 7) at Z100′s annual Jingle Ball concert : Would One Direction and The Wanted finally settle their nearly monthlong feud?

Well, if it’s up to The Wanted, they will. After trading jabs through interviews and on Twitter , fans of One Direction and The Wanted — who, at one time, were on friendly terms — were worried there would be a boy-band showdown at Madison Square Garden, where they were both performing Friday.

On Monday, The Wanted said they could “get arrested” if the argument with 1D escalated, and they’ve been hyping the face-to-face meet-up for quite some time, recently telling MTV News, “If you got an actual problem, come see us in New York.”

On the Jingle Ball red carpet, we caught up with The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness and Max George — who was appropriately wearing a T-shirt that read “You Mad, Bro?” — and they revealed that in the spirit of the holidays, it was time to put the feud behind them … even if they’re still unsure why it went as far as it did.

“It seemed to start as a joke,” McGuiness said of the back-and-forth. “But then the tone got a little bit nasty, so I just like to see how they feel about it, because I didn’t like what I read. I think it’s probably best that we peace a little at Christmas.”

Lindsay Lohan is still hanging with The Wanted after her arrest.

This isn’t the first time The Wanted have attempted to make amends with One Direction: George admitted that he reached out to them earlier about a possible truce.

“I invited them for a beer a few months ago,” George revealed. “But they didn’t take me up on it. Hopefully we bump into them after the show.”

McGuiness added: “Peace and love at Christmas!”

It seems Directioners and the TWFanmily can rest easy, because this battle of the boy bands has come to an end — for now.

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Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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