Lance Bass in Brooklyn – Proof of 'NSYNC Reunion at VMAs?
08/25/2013 AT 04:45 PM EDT
'NSYNC's breakout star, Justin Timberlake, is receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the show and his former bandmates – Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone – are expected to join him to perform a medley of their hits.
In one of the worst-kept secrets in showbiz, the guys have been refusing to confirm their reunion, with Bass declaring earlier this week on his SiriusXM radio show, "Dirty Pop with Lance Bass," that the rumor was "so cute."
He explained that the whispers began when he, Fatone and Kirkpatrick flew down to Miami to see Timberlake's last show with Jay Z.
"I think that's what started the rumor," Bass said. "It's amazing to see the reaction out there on Twitter and social media … [and] how many people are supporting 'NSYNC."
The band – who broke up in 2002 – conspicuously launched their official Twitter account on Saturday and the first Tweet was: "Mic check, mic check one... two... is this thing on?!"
This set the blogosphere on fire, with fans including Modern Family's Sarah Hyland sharing their excitement. She retweeted 'NSYNC's message along with the comment: "OMG I MIGHT JUST HAVE A HEART ATTACK AND DIE TMRW NIGHT!"
Get in line, girl!
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