One Direction singer Niall Horan is being asked to ditch his new friend Chris Brown according to a new report.
A source close to the boy bander tells the Star on Sunday, ''Niall has been advised to dump Chris ASAP - but Chris is still texting him every day. It's causing real friction behind the scenes.''
The source goes on to say that Niall's new friendship is ruining the band's wholesome image, and that boss Simon Cowell is none to happy.
''Simon was freaked out by the photos of their escapades. They have to be careful what image they put out to their American female fans.''
Niall, it is being reported, just wants to be able to do his own thing and pick his own friends.