James Arthur: "F**k Boybands!"
Star brands 1D fans "sad" after receiving criticism on Twitter...
The Impossible hitmaker tweeted: "F**k boybands! Bring on the hate I don't wanna be popular.
"Apart from JLS who are genuinely the coolest people I've met in music."
Following his comments, a number of Twitter users argued that J-Arth was being "rude" since 1D supported him during his time on the X Factor, causing James to respond: "your a dope go and get a life," and: "Haha you are sad."
The You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You singer went on to add: "People so serious. Take it with a pinch of salt it's only music."
After Directoners kept sending Arthur abuse, he later taunted them with the comment: "Keep it coming."
Earlier this week, Arthur told MTV News UK that he "doesn't fancy" his chances against Eminem in the UK album chart - with Slim Shady currently on course to score the fastest-selling record of 2013 with The Marshall Mathers LP 2.