During the most recent episode of the Daily Popcast podcast, Lance Bass claimed that Jax Taylor was “stepping down” from the drink mixer company the two just launched: Just Add X. Bass did not mention a specific reason for wanting to cut ties with Taylor.

Bass is most well known for his role as the bass singer for the pop boy band: N’SYNC. Taylor is known for his starring role on the Bravo reality television series, Vanderpump Rules.

“You know, we can’t be involved and associated with any of this going down. We have to do the right thing,” Bass said about his drink company during the podcast.

Bass’ comment came after a number of Taylor’s co-stars on Vanderpump Rules were fired for their past racist comments and actions. Over 2,500 people have signed a petition calling on Bravo to also fire Taylor due to his history of problematic comments.

Taylor’s representative told E! News in a statement on Monday, “Last week the Just Add X website had been hacked, showcasing some hateful slurs, which Jax felt horrible about. In an emotional state, Jax had texted Lance and the Just Add X team offering to step down from the company if that was the direction they wanted to take. The team immediately followed up with a phone call with Lance and the team reassured and fully supported him. It was decided that Jax would continue to stay on the team and that they all had his back given these unpredictable times. The statements from Lance on the podcast today are not only untrue but also extremely confusing and shocking to say the least. Jax is still very much a partner and founder of Just Add X and supports the team and the brand whole-heartedly.”

Bass also mentioned on the podcast that he believes Bravo will soon fire Taylor. “He will lose out. Look, I do not see Bravo keeping him. I have a feeling, soon, it’s gonna be done because this will get bigger and bigger,” he said.

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