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'NSYNC reunites to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The entire crew of 'NSYNC got together to finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and reminisced about their experience with the boy band.


Emily Treadgold


The former *NSync crew of Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick were all reunited during a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Each member talked about how being in the group changed their lives.

Bass gave a moving speech about how their gay fans encouraged him to come out of the close. He said, "Growing up in Mississippi, in a Southern Baptist church, in a town where everyone knows your business, I had a secret I was gay. At the time, I thought I'd never be able to tell anyone ... I thought if I were to come out, 'NSync would be over ... So many nights onstage, I'd see young gay fans singing their hearts out, and I wanted so badly to let you [know that] I was you. I just didn't have the strength then."

 

At the time, I thought I'd never be able to tell anyone ... I thought if I were to come out, 'NSync would be over ... So many nights onstage, I'd see young gay fans singing their hearts out, and I wanted so badly to let you [know that] I was you. I just didn't have the strength then.

Lance Bass

The members also brought to attention the people that were behind the band including writer/producer/vocal arranger Robin Wiley. Chasez said, "'NSync is made up of an apostrophe and five letters. Robin Wiley: I always looked at her as the apostrophe in the band."

Fatone made a slightly self-deprecating joke saying, "You can also see me performing at Chuck E Cheese's next week" but also highlighted how the groups vocals blended flawlessly.

 

Carson Daly and Ellen DeGeneres introduced the iconic group. Daly hosted Total Request Live during the peak days of the band. He said, "When I was first approached about speaking at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony to honor one of the biggest groups in TRL history, I thought to myself, 'Oh, dear God, they're giving Limp Bizkit a star.'"

The fans that came to the event all started singing their hit song "Tearin Up My Heart." It should also be noted that the event took place on April 30th, day known for the popular Justin Timberlake meme "Its Gonna Be May" which is a play on their song "Its Gonna be Me."

 

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