1D's Louis: 'If The Wanted Want Rivalry, Let's Do It!'
Tomlinson claims he was a TW fan, until they started bad-mouthing 1D...
Following claims made by Max George that they are not "best friends" with 1D, Tomlinson has stated that he was initially a fan of The Wanted - before they started bad-mouthing his band in the press.
Louis told Now magazine: "I want to speak openly about this because it's quite frustrating.
"I remember when I'd just done my first audition on The X Factor and I heard All Time Low for the first time.
"I thought it was a great song by a great band. We met them on the show and they were nice."
He continued: "It changed all of a sudden. There was one press story where they were bad-mouthing us. I thought maybe that had been twisted.
"But then there ended up being about ten stories and they've been caught on camera doing little things."
Tomlinson added: "I just think, '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."