The Wanted and One Direction beef may have quieted down on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean that it’s over quite yet. When the soon-to-be reality stars of The Wanted stopped by “Chelsea Lately,” they weighed in on the current state of affairs between the boy bands.
“We don’t listen to their music,” Jay McGuiness said of One Direction. Host Chelsea Handler bluntly asked if the guys hated 1D, to which Siva Kaneswaran added, “Hate is a strong word.”
But, it was Max George who had the lengthiest explanation about what exactly has transpired between the two bands, who have frequently traded barbs on Twitter in the months since their feud first made headlines. It kicked off last November when George and 1D’s Zayn Malik got into a heated debate, insulting one another (the word chlamydia was mentioned during the initial back-and-forth) on the site.
“There seems to be an issue,” George said, with Siva pointing specifically to him. “It’s not just me. It’s mainly me, but it’s not all me. I think there’s a few questions that need to be asked of them, of a couple of them. I’m suspicious of one of his reasons.”
Wondering who or what exactly George might be referring to? Well, so was a perplexed McGuiness. He said, “I’m a bit confused now, actually.”
While George never went into specifics, he did get the last word on the matter: “No, I think it’s him that’s confused one of those guys. But they’re all right. Definitely a couple of them are really sound and the others are… all right.”
Fans might get the inside scoop on the feud very soon. This Sunday, not only will reality TV lovers be “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” but they will also get an inside look at what it’s like to be in the boy band with “The Wanted Life.” The show follows the guys as they embark on life in the City of Angels and launch the next phase of their career, including the release of their latest single “Walks Like Rihanna.”
“I think, hopefully, people will see there’s a bit of heart as well,” McGuiness said about the series. “There’s a lot of it, and it sounds pretty stupid to say, a lot of love here between each other. I’m happy that was shown.”
However, there’s also some partying. McGuiness revealed that he and George “prowled a little” when it came to dating in Los Angeles, while their groupmates had their girlfriends in town. He added, “To see yourself slowly get really drunk, it’s never nice, and especially in HD. You look terrible. It’s never good.”