*NSYNC Reunite To Receive Their Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The 90’s boy band *NSYNC had a little reunion as they finally got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
DeGeneres made jokes about the group before presenting them their star. “I watched this band evolve over the years, and by that I meant I spent 10 minutes reading their Wikipedia page,” she joked.
She then shared how the group got their name, all thanks to Timberlake’s mother. “They actually got their name from a comment Justin Timberlake’s mom made about their singing. She said when they sang they sounded in sync,” she says. “You’re very, very lucky because if my mother named your band it would have been called, ‘Stop that racket, I’m trying to watch my stories.”
Daly also made a few remarks and jokes about the guys. “I was one of the very lucky people who got to hang with these guys when the entire world wanted to hang with them,” he said, “And keep in mind, this was a time when Justin’s perm was the envy of poodles and sheep everywhere, Lance was known for dating actresses not actors, JC discovered the fountain of youth apparently, Chris was rocking cornrows and braids, and of course, I spent most of my time with Joey, because he was 25 years older than the rest of the guys.”
He then ended with a more sentimental note saying that he was “honored to be here for yet another milestone in the career of ‘NSYNC.”
Timberlake thanked the fans who came for being there for the ceremony, “You guys are the best fans in the world. First off, I’m gonna sound like a broken record, but for all of your who came from and wide to be here to share this moment with us, thank you so much … These four guys mean so much to me and we’re really a family.”
Bass, who came out as gay after the band stopped making music, before thanking their LGBT fans, he said, “I thought if I came out, ‘NSYNC would be over, so I kept my secret and our wildest dreams were coming true. But so many nights onstage I’d see young gay fans singing their hearts out, and I just wanted them to know, ‘I was you.’ I just didn’t have the strength then.”
Though they dismembered in 2002, the group still keep in touch with each other and are planning on opening up a pop-up shop together.