The highly anticipated reunion of the 90s boy band *NSYNC at the VMAS was pretty exciting for fans, but the guys were a little upset about the extremely short performance together.
JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick both reveal the reunion was sadly just a one time thing, but also revealed the reunion was all Justin Timberlake’s idea.
There are reports that Justin Timberlake’s former bandmates, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez were initially “upset” that the solo artist decided to cut more *NSYNC songs from his 15-minute set, breaking it down to just a brief medley of “Gone,” “Girlfriend” and “Bye, Bye, Bye.”
“They were pushing for more,” an insider stated. “While [Timberlake] was thrilled they could come for him, he didn’t want the reunion to be the whole thing. They originally were told that it was going to be more of their old hits, not just “Bye Bye Bye” — but then Justin reworked it.”
During Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Monday morning, Chasez revealed that Timberlake called him up, and said, “Hey man, listen. I’m getting this award and they have given me a pile of time to perform and we started our careers at MTV and I think we should get the band back together.”
Chasez ruled out a tour while talking to Seacrest, saying, “No… it was just about five guys who were great friends who spent 10 or 15 years together touring and we wanted to give that back to our fans, but we were there mainly to support Justin.”
J.C. said it was great getting back together, saying, “Literally, two minutes after seeing everybody you feel like no time has passed”.
Chris Kirkpatrick also nixed the talk of a reunion tour, “No this was for Justin to get the Video Vanguard Award. It was funny because all of us getting back together we remembered what we love about each other and what we hate about each other. It was just a bit of fun.”
Whether the boys of *NYSNC are upset about the short set or not, the brief Video Music Awards performance made the sales of their 2000 hit “Bye, Bye, Bye” jump 156 percent.
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