One Direction's Liam Payne has replied to tweets made by The Kooks singer Luke Pritchard telling fans of the boyband not to follow him.

The Kooks front-man went on a rant on his Twitter page about the boy band and urged them to "buy real music".

When one fan replied to his tweet saying she likes both One Direction and The Kooks he was not impressed and replied to her saying, "I'd rather anyone who likes One Direction never follow me. You literally have no idea how upset I am."

Payne tweeted at the singer saying that One Direction have always been fans of Pritchard's band but that he doesn't agree with him verbally attacking his fans.

The tweet reads, "Sad thing is @lukekook we are/where fans of your band, nice one man verbally attacking your own fans how very rock and roll of you ;)"

Pritchard has since deleted the negative tweets and apologised to Liam for his rant.