Newly reunited NSYNC kept it real for their episode of the YouTube series “Hot Ones” — their first official interview since surprising the world with an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month.
Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass and Joey Fatone assembled around a table to eat the show’s unbearably hot chicken wings while host Sean Evans asked them about some of their most memorable pop culture moments.
When asked about some of the members making cameos in 2002’s “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones,” Timberlake revealed he and Bass were “so butt hurt” they weren’t included. Meanwhile, Kirkpatrick, Chasez, and Fatone revealed they had to learn some light-saber “choreography” since they were cast as Jedi.
In the end, the clip with the NSYNC boys was scrapped and both Timberlake and Bass joked about feeling relieved when they found out their bandmates had been cut out of the film.
Timberlake was also asked about his infamous “It’s Gonna Be May” meme and explained that the switch from “Me” to “May” was a specific note that came from Swedish songwriter-producer Max Martin.
“The parts of their English that were broken actually made them catchier songwriters, because they would put words away they almost didn’t make sense but when you sang them, they were more memorable,” said Timberlake.
The last question Evans asked was more of a fun prompt for the band to build a Mount Rushmore or best-of ranking comprised of their best hits.
“I don’t even know what the fuck you just said,” joked Fatone while wiping his drooling lips on his suit. After a brief debate, Bass delivered their final list: “I Thought She Knew,” “Bye Bye Bye,” “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” “It’s Gonna Be Me,” “This I Promise You” (as an honorable mention) and “Drive Myself Crazy.”
The band also shared some intel on their new song together called “Better Place” which will appear in the upcoming “Trolls Band Together” movie. They said the new song makes the most of their old sound but still feels “modern.”
“Better Place” will be available on Sept. 29, while “Trolls Band Together” premieres in theaters Nov. 17.
Watch the episode below.