Just when you thought you had Little Mix’s connection with One Direction figured out, it all comes crashing down.
Naturally, Little Mix and One Direction are often put together because they were both part of the X Factor. Adding to that, Little Mix member Perrie Edwards dated Zayn Malik of One Direction until recently.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Little Mix was definitely being supported by One Direction after Zayn and Perrie broke up — and part of this may have been because there was some 1D animosity towards Zayn Malik.
Adding to the idea that 1D and Little Mix are chummy, Little Mix opened for One Direction at the Apple Music Festival in September. Later that night, Little Mix and One Direction were hanging out in the clubs in London. This is despite the fact that Perrie Edwards and Niall Horan were sick that day, according to the Daily Mail.
Nevertheless, there is also a strong chance that Little Mix and One Direction are often put together because they work through the same music industry components such as Modest Management.
For all of these reasons, fans may have been surprised when it was announced that Little Mix members started a scandal with One Direction being involved. After all, weren’t these two bands friends — or have Little Mix and One Direction somehow become enemies?
The Mirror reports on October 15 that at least one member of Little Mix is sick to death of hearing the words “One Direction” or “Justin Bieber.” According to the report, Jade Thirlwall made Australian radio show host Jackie O burst into tears after the Little Mix band member yelled at her on air in an interview.
The source of the frustration for the Little Mix star was being asked about One Direction and Justin Bieber’s album release battle slated for November 13.
“To be honest I’m sick of talking about it, to be fair… It has actually really p****d us off … We want to talk about our music and then we get asked about him all the time, I mean, what’s the point?”
Jade Thirlwall continued to rage about One Direction and Justin Bieber, saying, “What is your point? I’m serious. I said I didn’t want to talk about it.”
People on the scene at the time of the radio show interview said that the rest of Little Mix were visibly horrified about Jade Thirlwall’s outrageous behavior — and all were surprised when Jade stormed out of the room.
However, it turned out to be a big prank, and Little Mix were sorry that they made Jackie O cry.
In the meantime, there will be more to come with One Direction and Little Mix working together — and it is not because Perrie Edwards is working against Zayn Malik.
Whether Perrie Edwards is officially over Zayn Malik became a little confusing to fans around the first of October. The incident that left fans wondering happened when Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards was recently wearing Zayn Malik’s engagement ring in her “Love Me Like You” video.
While wearing that ring may make it seem to outsiders like Perrie Edwards still wants Zayn Malik back, Entertainment Tonight explains the video was filmed before the two broke up.
As for future Little Mix/One Direction collaborations, Liam Payne recently announced he was going to be working with Little Mix on new music during his break from 1D.
Billboard reports on September 28 that Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix said, “We definitely want to collaborate with One Direction … We saw Liam at the iTunes gig and he said he wanted to write with us for the next album, so that would be good.”
Of course, One Direction has no problem showing their love for Little Mix’s music. According to Hollywood Life, 1D also appreciates it when Little Mix throws Zayn Malik a bit of shade.
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