Fans expressed disappointment following Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime show when there wasn’t an *NSYNC reunion.
Members of the group took to social media on Sunday to react to Timberlake’s performance after his 13-minute opus, which featured throwback hits from his “Justified” era to his newest single, “Filthy”, off Man of the Woods to a Prince tribute.
The official *NSYNC account tweeted immediately after JT’s performance, showing support for their old mate.
Lance Bass addressed speculation that the group would reunite for the first time in more than four years since they briefly came together in 2013 for Timberlake’s MTV Video Music Awards Video Vanguard performance.
“#ToldYa,” Bass began his tweet, assuring *NSYNC fans that the fivesome will once again reunite soon presumably to receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Chris Kirkpatrick also congratulated Timberlake on a job well done.
Nevertheless, fans and celebs alike still held out hope for a nostalgic surprise and made their feelings known on Twitter.
In January, Joey Fatone shut down rumours that there would be an *NSYNC reunion at the Super Bowl. “If I was doing something, I’d be at rehearsals right now, so obviously there’s your proof: nothing,” the 40-year-old singer told TMZ at the time. “There’s nothing wrong with that! [Justin’s] doing his thing!”
Timberlake also ruled out a chance for an *NSYNC reunion days before the big game at his Super Bowl press conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“To be honest, I had a ton of grand ideas about special guests,” he said. “Yeah, there’s a whole list… I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it, from *NSYNC to JAY-Z to Chris Stapleton to Janet [Jackson]. My band, the Tennessee Kids, I feel like they’re my special guests. I’m excited this year just to rock the stage. So, yeah, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
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