"The X Factor" U.K. 2012 winner James Arthur has once again gone on Twitter to deny bad behavior. It all started on July 19, 2013, when The Sun published an interview with Tyler Lee, a fan who claims that Arthur went on Twitter to verbally abuse him and insult One Direction, after Lee told Arthur One Direction is the biggest act from "The X Factor." The news about this conflict came on the same day of the premiere of Arthur's music video for his second post-X Factor"single, "You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You," which shows him performing outdoors in an urban setting.
So what exactly happened this conflict?
Arthur (who is 25) retweeted this message about himself: "It's ironic that the lowest rating xfactor ever looks like to have produced its biggest star."
Lee had replied: "Hate to be a buzz kill but one direction are the highest grossing artists around ATM - James is sh*t x."
Arthur shot back with this tweet, which has since been deleted: "What the f*ck is your problem! Why don't you go and invest in a life instead of posting hate on Twitter you sad f*cking idiot. And One Direction don't sell records, they are a marketing product. They [sell] t-shirts and dolls you moron. Let's see you eat your words in time. Loser."
Tyler told The Sun: "It was very abusive. He called me a moron and a loser."
But after getting a lot of backlash for his rant, Arthur backtracked and tweeted on Sept. 19, 2013: "Haha twitter rant attacking one direction..? Really?? The papers hate me lol I was argued with some know it all, I did not attack 1D #LOVE. I like the 1D boys a lot they have been very supportive of me.. I merely said they are a huge marketing super power.. Which they are.."
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010. Arthur and One Direction are both signed to Syco Music, the record company co-owned by Simon Cowell and Sony Music.
According to Sony Music, One Direction has sold about 32 million albums, singles and DVDs worldwide so far. Arthur's first post-"X Factor" single, a cover version of Shontelle's "Impossible," was a Top 5 hit in several countries and has sold an estimated 2 million copies worldwide.
"You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You" is scheduled for release on Oct. 20, 2013. Arthur's self-titled debut studio album is set for release on Nov. 4, 2013.
This isn't the first time that Arthur has gone on Twitter to deny allegations of bad behavior.
In September 2013, he denied that he asked a 17-year-old girl to send him topless photos of herself. In June 2013, he denied he had that he paid £1,000 for two hookers. In March 2013, he denied that he had a one-night stand with 18-year-old Danielle Withey, who claimed that Arthur was a cheap and tacky lover. All of these women made their allegations about him in tabloid interviews.
In December 2012, Arthur also got into a spat with Matt Cardle, winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010. It started when Arthur told the Daily Mirror: "The blokes that have won [on 'The X Factor' U.K.] before have had a niche, they haven't sold records because they haven't made great albums. That's the bottom line. This show has evolved. If either me or Jahmene [Douglas, "X Factor" U.K. second-place finalist in 2012] won, the albums will be good and they will sell."
Cardle, 30, lashed back by telling The Sun: "I said, 'Look, James, you're very talented but you haven't sold two million records yet, which I have. You haven't had two top ten albums yet, which I've had. Don't start mouthing off before you've even really left the show.
"I doubt he's even listened to my albums. It's a shame and I hope it doesn't do him too much damage. Not only has he offended me but he's offended every other person that's won the X Factor and everyone who works or has written on these albums. That's some of the best songwriters in the world - all these people - and he's now rubbished their work. So it's a pretty s*** thing for him to have said."
Cardle also responded to Arthur's slam that Cardle and other male winners of "The X Factor" U.K. have compromised their artistic integrity: "If he hasn't 'compromised' himself one iota then I think he's lying. Everybody makes compromises all through their life and especially on something like 'X Factor.'"