One Direction demanded Grace Jones be removed from a chat show line up so they wouldn't be overshadowed.
The 'Drag Me Down' hitmakers - Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan - reportedly banned the eccentric singer from appearing on the same episode of 'The Jonathan Ross Show' as them this weekend.
A source shared: "Grace is so entertaining and unpredictable that 1D feared they would look tame in comparison.
"Instigating the termination of a booking shows just how arrogant the band have become."
Grace, 67, is said to have been furious that her booking was cancelled as she'd been planning to fly over to London from Jamaica especially for the show, which was pre-recorded last week.
The insider told The Sun newspaper: "She was not happy with her treatment and felt it showed a complete lack of respect from young guys."
With Grace now set to appear on another UK chat show, 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man', One Direction will be joined by comedian Michael McIntyre on 'The Jonathan Ross Show'.
A source close to the band said: "Jonathan's show was going to be a 1D special, with room for one guest, and management felt it was appropriate someone they were friends with should appear alongside them."