One Direction's Harry Styles Grabs Niall Horan's Crotch at the Billboard Music Awards

by Antoinette Bueno 12:45 PM PDT, May 18, 2015
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The remaining One Direction bandmates sure are close!

One Direction made their red carpet debut as a foursome since Zayn Malik's departure in March at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, but that's not the only thing making headlines. After the group picked up the Top Touring Artist award, Harry Styles went in for a less-than-subtle crotch grab while he gave Niall Horan a hug.

Check out the almost NSFW moment!

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Obviously, Niall took the joke in good spirits, and laughed at his touchy-feely pal.

This isn't the first time 21-year-old Harry has gotten friendly with his bandmates. In June 2013, he was snapped grabbing Zayn's crotch during a meet-and-greet in Atlanta.

Speaking of Zayn, the 22-year-old singer was obviously not far from the group's mind on Sunday -- Liam Payne acknowledged him during their acceptance speech for the Top Group/Duo award, despite his obvious bad blood with Louis Tomlinson.

"As Niall said, this one's for the fans," Liam began. "But there's one more person to share this with, and that's our brother Zayn."

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