Max George reason behind `The Wanted` rift?

London: Singer Max George is reportedly behind the rift in `The Wanted` that made the band drift apart in recent months.

The `Walks Like Rihanna` singers are upset with George`s confession that tensions had been high within the band for sometime, reported Contactmusic.

"Not only has he (Max)sold his story but there are deep-rooted problems within the band that he`s the source of, which have been ongoing for a while," a source said.

The other members of the band are Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.