The Wanted deny One Direction feud. Phew.

The Wanted have hit back at claims that they've started a feud with One Direction.

The Wanted gave an interview last week in which it was implied that they felt their music and success in America was better than One Direction's.

However, the lads have hit back at these reports, saying their quotes were taken out of context.

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Max George tweeted: "Just to clear up... I think interviews have been twisted and made into much dramatic than what they were.. We appreciate all other artists (sic)

"And all fans of any age, whether youre 1 or 90. Anyone who says or thinks different is full of s**t." [sic]

The Wanted have denied any feud between them and One Direction / WENNNathan Sykes continued the Twitter rant, saying: ""When someone takes your words and twists them its like a knife in the back #whathappenedtothegoodguys?!" [sic]

The defensive tweets come after an interview in which Nathan said they felt no rivalry with the One Direction boys.

He told People magazine: "If you look at One Direction's chart position and then look at ours, they're not really even our rivals.

The Wanted are currently on tour / WENN"We laugh and say that their fans are our fans' younger sisters. We have our own success going on in America and it isn't just with the music.

"Unlike One Direction we don't have Simon [Cowell] but we don't need him either. He is too controlling for us - we like to have control of our own music."

Jay McGuiness seemed to agree, saying that whilst stars like Justin Bieber and One Direction are loved by teenage girls, The Wanted are "On the radio stations talking about our music."

We're glad that The Wanted have clarified the comments - we want our British boy-bands to all play nicely.

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