Joey Fatone Dishes On NSYNC Reunion And Taylor Swift’s Backstage VMAs Reaction: ‘What The Hell Are You Guys Doing?’
18.09.2023 - 21:39
Hot on the heels of NSYNC’s explosive appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Joey Fatone performed the group’s biggest hits in Tampa, Florida on Friday night and ET Canada was exclusively with the musician as he stepped off stage and dished on the boy band’s buzzy reunion.
In town for 90s Con, Fatone, 46, put on a sold-out Joey Fatone & Friends gig at Tampa Theater, where he was joined by his sister Janine and Backstreet Boys pal AJ McLean.
McLean was still buzzing from Tuesday’s NSYNC reunion, telling the audience he became “teary” watching Fatone, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick come together at the VMA’s to present an award to Taylor Swift — who fangirled and questioned the band on their future.
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So, what went down after the “Bye Bye Bye” singers escorted Swift off stage? More questioning about what the band has in store!
“She’s a sweetheart,” Fatone told us. “We presented to her, then walked off and she went, ‘What the hell are you guys doing?’ That was [her] big question. She had no idea we’d be there, so we caught her off-guard.”
Swift wasn’t the only NSYNC fan caught off-guard. A backstage video showing rapper Megan Thee Stallion appearing to argue with Timberlake prompted rumors of a feud — which the two promptly dispelled by posting a clip showing them hanging after the event.
Fatone, who can be seen standing between Megan and Timberlake during the first video, was stunned at how speculation of a fight spread like wildfire.
“Everyone was like, ‘Megan Thee Stallion got mad at Justin,’ and I’m like, ‘She was never mad at him!’ He said, ‘Nice to meet you,’ and she went, ‘We can’t meet like