Did One Direction have anything to do with The Wanted's decision to break up? Max George talks about how 1D's success had "taken over the market" and how "tension" in the band caused the split.
Did One Direction have anything to do with The Wanted's break up?
While Harry, Louis, Niall, Liam and Zayn didn't exactly come between Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan, it sounds like there was only room for one boy band.
Max George, at least in some part, is blaming 1D's popularity for The Wanted deciding to call it a day.
He told The Sun (via DigitalSpy): "One Direction are a phenomenon that no one else can compete with," adding, "They've taken over the market. We have our own fans, who we love, but we couldn't stop things from happening."
Before you going pointing fingers at The Wanted and calling them sore losers (well, maybe they are a little), Max added that the "tension" among his bandmates did them in.
He explained: "Over the past year there has been a lot of tension. Our personal lives drove us apart. Things started to happen and we were drifting. We used to be such a brotherly pact, but it started to feel like it wasn't The Wanted any more."
Do you think it was time for The Wanted to call it quits?