People: Lance Bass Says He Was Surprised *NSYNC Fandom ‘Would Go This Nuts’ Over Reunion — and Blames Taylor Swift

Lance Bass is blaming Taylor Swift for the positive reaction to *NSYNC reuniting at the 2023 MTV VMAs.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at iHeartRadio Musical Festival in Las Vegas on Friday, Bass, 44, spoke about the fan reaction to the band coming together again.

“It is beautiful, you know? To be this age and the fans are still this excited, it is a dream come true,” he said. “I had no idea the fandom would go this nuts.”

“I blame Taylor Swift,” Bass jokingly added in his conversation with ET, laughing. “I think she sicced the Swifties on us and I think the Swifties and the *NSYNCers just kind of created this tsunami.”

“And I think it’s been so fun!” he said.


ET Canada: Lance Bass Says There Were Many ‘Tears’ When *NSYNC Reunited

The NSYNC singer and pop star spoke with ET at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday.

After coming together once again at the 2023 MTV VMAs, Lance Bass is still in awe of how special it felt to reunite with his *NSYNC bandmates on stage, to the massive cheer of the crowd.

Bass walked the red carpet on night one of this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday, and he spoke with ET’s Cassie DiLaura about the unforgettable experience of joining together at the VMAs.

“It is beautiful, you know? To be this age and the fans are still this excited, it is a dream come true,” Bass shared with a smile. “I had no idea the fandom would go this nuts.”

“I blame Taylor Swift,” he added with a laugh, in reference to how the group’s reunion culminated in presenting a star-struck Swift with the award for Best Pop Video. “I think she she sicced the Swifties on us and I think the Swifties and the *NSYNCers just kind of created this tsunami. And I think it’s been so fun!”

Bass was joined on stage by bandmates JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick when they handed Swift her award, and the celebrated songstress couldn’t contain her excitement as being near the pop icons.

“I’m not doing well pivoting from this to this,” Swift said of her award, telling the group. “I have your dolls! You’re pop personified, so to receive this from your golden pop hands is really too much”

And the singer spoke for *NSYNC fans everywhere when she speculated what the reunion might mean for the group’s future: “They’re gonna do something and I need to know what it is!”

Although, despite the public outcry, Bass says there’s no definitive plans for a reunion tour or special as of now.

“I’ve been telling the fans, like, we don’t have solid plans right now. Because, you know, we’re waiting for the strike to end we’ve got things to do,” Bass said. “But [the fans are] definitely shaping our future.”

That being said, the group did recently record their first original song in over 20 years, “Better Place,” for the upcoming soundtrack for the upcoming animated film “Trolls Band Together” — the third film in the “Trolls” franchise, which featured the voice acting talents of Timberlake himself.

Earlier this month, Timberlake took to Instagram and gave his followers a behind-the-scenes look at the studio session in which they laid down the track.

“It was pretty emotional, the first time we all got in the studio together,” Bass recalled of the recording session. “Back in March, we decided to you know, get back together and have some fun and it was like no [time] had passed.”

“But there was there was a lot of tears. It was just tears of joy. And it was just a beautiful moment,” he continued. “Like, time does so much and for us to finally be together, it just feels right.”

Fans will get a chance to listen to the group’s song when it drops on Sept. 29, well ahead of the release of “Trolls Band Together” on Nov. 17. Check out the video below to hear more about the band’s recent reunion.

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Watch Tim McGraw Reunite With Lance Bass — And Listen To What They Said

Watch Tim McGraw Reunite With Lance Bass — And Listen To What They Said

By Kelly Fisher

September 23, 2023

Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for iHeartRadio

Tim McGraw reunited with Lance Bass before taking the stage at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday night (September 22), and the superstar duo seemingly confirmed they’d be open to collaborating.

“My man! How are you, brother? Good to see you,” McGraw greeted Bass as the two beloved artists embraced in a hug. The reunion comes shortly after McGraw shared a throwback clip of a performance with *NSYNC — which included Bass, along with Justin TimberlakeJC ChasezJoey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick. McGraw teamed up with the beloved 90s band for a rendition of “Stand By Me” in 2001.

McGraw said when he shared the video (one day after *NSYNC reunited on stage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards) that “if the rumors [of an *NSYNC reunion] are true,” he’s interested in joining forces with the band again.

Bass appeared to be on board with that when he embraced McGraw on Night 1 of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival, shortly before McGraw took the stage. The “Standing Room Only” star said “I’m ready.”

Bass spoke about the response to *NSYNC’s VMAs reunion with iHeartRadio’s Emily Curl, saying it’s been “crazy” and “we did not expect the fandom to go that nuts. We just want to let the fans know that they are shaping our future, for sure. So, keep it going!”


ET: Lance Bass and Ashley Tisdale Channel Early Aughts ‘TRL’ in ‘Baby Shark’s Big Movie’ First Look (Exclusive)

The *NSYNC member already has the perfect name for a fish pun as he appears in the kid-friendly Nickelodeon film.

Things are getting fishy between Lance Bass and Ashley Tisdale

The stars come together to re-live the early aughts Total Request Live days — fittingly, on the same week that the iconic Carson Daly-hosted MTV show celebrates the 25th anniversary of its debut — in ET’s exclusive first look at Nickelodeon’s upcoming Baby Shark’s Big Movie

In the clip below, Tisdale’s rising pop starfish, Stariana, debuts a new music video for her splash hit, “It’s Stariana!” Bass, with a name already fit for a fish pun, plays the host of Tidal Request Live.


Fatone and Friends Eat to the Beat Night 2 Recap

And we’re back! Saturday night included another successful run of the Fatone and Friends shows at Eat to the Beat at the EPCOT Park. Lance was Joey’s “friend” for the evening and came out during Space Cowboy to an incredibly excited crowd! The audience interaction looked to be high and thrilled to see 2/5 of *NSYNC together.

Performances from “friends” also included Montell Jordan, Ryan Cabrera and Murr from Impractical Jokers.

Our friends at @missionnsync posted some great videos!