Joey Fatone Reports No NSYNC Reunion Or Janet Jackson Appearance On Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show
NSYNC fans may be disappointed to hear that they would not see the boy band perform with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
"Bye Bye Bye" NSYNC Reunion
Joey Fatone broke the news that he, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and JC Chasez will not take the Super Bowl stage with their former band member.
Fatone pointed out when TMZ tracked him down at a restaurant, and he shut down the claims of a possible reunion.
"I'm here right now. If I was doing something, I'd be at rehearsals right now...there's your proof," Fatone told TMZ.
Fatone, Bass, Kirkpatrick, and Chasez surprised the audience at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards when they joined Timberlake on stage for a brief NSYNC medley. Timberlake temporarily reassembled the "It's Gonna Be Me" group when he received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Throughout the boy band's career, NSYNC sold 70 million albums worldwide and shared the stage with a diverse group of recording artists such as Alabama, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and the late Michael Jackson. The group also performed at the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly.
No Redemption Performance For Janet
Another performer who would probably not share the stage with Timberlake is music icon Janet Jackson.
Timberlake co-headlined the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show with the "Rhythm Nation" singer. The duo was concluding the show with Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" when Timberlake tugged at Jackson's breast and exposed it.
Despite Jackson's father, Joe Jackson's earlier statements that the singer might perform with Timberlake again at the Super Bowl, Fatone also quickly shut down that rumor.
"He's not that kind of person. He's not controversial like that. He is in a sense, but not in a sense to do it deliberately," Fatone told People.
A Busy 2018 Ahead
Two days before Timberlake takes the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage, he will release his latest studio album: Man of the Woods. The new album is expected to feature collaborations with The Voice coach Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton. Timberlake also reunited with longtime producers Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Timbaland to record this album.
Timberlake is also scheduled to launch the "Man of the Woods" Tour in Toronto on March 13 at the Air Canada Centre. He is expected to take the tour to Washington, D.C., Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, and Los Angeles before ending the tour at his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee on May 30.
Super Bowl LII will take place on Feb. 4 in Minnesota.