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Lance Bass on those *NSync reunion rumors

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 12:58 PM EDT, Wed August 21, 2013
There are <a href='http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/boy_band_reunites_RbapbcktL3KQO1W9zr2osN' target='_blank'>reports that *NSYNC will reunite</a> for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, and yes that is the sound of fans shrieking in excitement. Here they perform "It's Gonna Be Me" at the VMAs in 2000. The boy band, consisting of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass, struck gold in the United States with "I Want You Back" in 1998 and broke up in 2002. Here are some other boy Bands to scream over.... There are reports that *NSYNC will reunite for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, and yes that is the sound of fans shrieking in excitement. Here they perform "It's Gonna Be Me" at the VMAs in 2000. The boy band, consisting of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass, struck gold in the United States with "I Want You Back" in 1998 and broke up in 2002. Here are some other boy Bands to scream over....
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • *NSync band member says he knew rumors were coming
  • He attributes it to a recent pic of him and band members
  • Bass said social media has been excited over possible reunion

(CNN) -- Will they or won't they?

After reports started swirling that 90s boy band *NSync might be staging a reunion at Sunday's MTV Music Awards, the Internet went a bit wild in the form of everything from reasons why it HAD to happen to gifs meant to display fans' reactions.

But don't start tearing up your heart just yet.

Band member Lance Bass had something to say about the rumors Tuesday night on his SiriusXM show, "Dirty Pop with Lance Bass." Bass said that in light of the fact that fellow band member (now solo phenom) Justin Timberlake is slated to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the show "... of course people are automatically going to think we're going to be there performing."

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"We all came down here [to Miami] except for J.C. [Chasez]," Bass said. "J.C. stayed in California, he had to work...Joey [Fatone], Chris [Kirkpatrick] and myself went to go see Justin's last show with Jay Z at the [Sun Life] Stadium last Friday, and I even took a picture of it, it's on my Instagram."

Bass said he believes that's what kicked off speculation that the group, who went on hiatus in 2002, would be getting back together. He said he expected the rumors, but has been amazed by how much interest was generated.

"It's amazing to see the reaction out there on Twitter and social media ... of how many people are supporting 'NSYNC," he said. "It's so nice to see because when we ended things [over] ten years ago, there was no social media, there was no Twitter [fan base], but it's so cute to see how many people are supporting [us] and 'NSYNC was even trending."

But take heart, fans, because Bass stopped short of a complete denial that a reunion performance might happen.

When "Real Housewife of Miami" Lea Black, who was on the show, pointed out that "the fans should start demanding a reunion," Bass responded, "That would be an amazing time."

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