X-Factor Sweden pix HERE! A TON OF INTERVIEWS AND VIDEOS UNDER! Pix of One Direction arriving at X-Factor studios in Los Angeles. Photos: INF. Jay McGuinness on The Wanted and One Direction feud: ‘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.
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..’ Louis: ‘If you want to create that rivalry, then let’s do it.
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. I was going to say something rude then. Or something sexual. But that’s something the Wanted would say.’
I like how he’s quite passive-aggressive with everything. Like, before he says anything he says what we’ve done. But we’re going to see them in New York, we’re doing a gig with them in Madison Square Garden, so I think let’s go to their dressing room and say, ‘Boys, so, what exactly have you heard? Here’s the truth, and here’s what we’ve heard..’