Is ‘90s boy band 'NSNYC going to reunite at the MTV Video Music Awards this year?
It was already announced by MTV that former 'NSNYC member Justin Timberlake would be at the VMAs to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which celebrates those who have made an impact on the music video genre. Now the New York Post has quoted unnamed sources who said other members of 'NSYNC – Joey Fatone, J.C. Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass – will also be present at the ceremony and will “join him onstage for a reunion performance," according to the Post.
Bass spoke about the rumors on his radio show, “Dirty Pop,” but wouldn’t settle them one way or the other.
Bass mentioned that he believed the rumors began when he posted a photo of himself with Fatone and Kirkpatrick on Instagram. The group had gone to a Timberlake concert.
“I think that's what started the rumor that there was going to be this big reunion with 'NSYNC,” Bass said.
Whatever the truth is, the former 'NSYNC member said he was impressed with how much enthusiasm the idea of a reunion was generating.
“It's amazing to see the reaction out there on Twitter and social media of how many people really are supporting a thing," he said. "When we ended things ten years ago, there was no social media, so, I mean, there was no Twitter fans or that type of stuff. It's so cute to see how many people are supporting it.”
So far, MTV has not addressed the story.
In addition to receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Timberlake is tied with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the most nominations of any artist or group at this year’s VMAs.
The awards ceremony will air on MTV on Aug. 25.