Are the other members of N SYNC upset with Justin Timberlake for their small role in his epic 15-minute performance at the MTV Video Music Awards?
In case you missed it – which would be understandable if you so much as blinked – the much-touted N Sync reunion Sunday night was pretty minimal.
Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez joined JT for a brief medley of the boy band’s hits "Gone," "Girlfriend" and "Bye, Bye, Bye."
But that was it, a quick interlude in an acclaimed performance carried by Timberlake himself before and after the group took the stage in Brooklyn.
"They were pushing for more," an insider tells Us Weekly.
"While [Timberlake] was thrilled they could come, he didn’t want the reunion to be the whole thing. They originally were told that it was going to be more of their old hits."
"Then Justin reworked it."
It wouldn’t be shocking if the guys did yearn for more time on stage, since it was Timberlake who pulled the whole thing together in the first place.
Chasez revealed that Timberlake called him up, and said, "Hey man, listen. I’m getting this award and they have given me a pile of time to perform."
"We started our careers at MTV; I think we should get the band back together," Justin told JC, who didn’t seem too broken up about it to be honest.
Timberlake also gave them a classy shout-out while accepting the Video Vanguard Award, so it’s hard to believe there was any ill intent on his part.
What do you think? Was the N Sync reunion a disappointment? Or just right, considering the powerhouse effort Justin put forth before and after?