‘NSync discusses “May,” compares themselves to One Direction, discusses their long-forgotten ‘Star Wars’ cameo, and more on a typically sweaty episode of “Hot Ones.”
In the latest episode of “Hot Ones,” the YouTube series where celebrities eat spicy wings, ‘NSync reflected on their career while sweating profusely and bulging their eyes in agony.
Chris Kirkpatrick differentiated the groups by saying that 1D had five singers who were also all soloists when someone asked about comparisons between One Direction and ‘NSync. “So when they come out and perform songs, it’s like they argue over ‘where’s this [part] gonna be,'” he said. We knew that we were not good at singing certain things. We fell into our spots and knew our place.
I would perform the high stuff, these two would perform the leads, Joey [Fatone] would be in the middle, and Lance [Bass] would handle the bass. Starting as a sound rather than five amazing vocalists made it a lot easier. We just did, not to say we’re not.
Even as he poked fun at himself on TikTok for pronouncing “me” as “may” in “It’s Gonna Be Me,” Justin Timberlake offered an explanation for the roots of his peculiar, internet-wide phonation. The singer recalled, “I sang, ‘It’s gonna be me,’ and [the producer was like] ‘No, no, no, no, no, no.'” His exact words were, “It’s MAY.”
To further emphasize his point, Chasez adds, “I also remember their Swedish accents,” referring to the voices of Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson, and Rami (the latter of whom produced the music). And they put together a sample of it and said [with an accent], ‘It’s like this.'”
Also, the band members who played Jedi in Star Wars: Episode II — Kirkpatrick, Fatone, and J.C. Chasez — were officially verified. However, Timberlake took pleasure in the fact that their parts were cut. And they discussed some of their more unusual fashion choices throughout the years, like what they wore to the 26th annual American Music Awards. “We were very excited that we got to design clothes, and this is what we came up with,” Chasez explains as Timberlake and Fatone wipe their eyes. They ranked their songs, trying to utter things like “Tearin’ Up My Heart” with their tongues numbed, and talked about recording in Shaq’s home studio. However, Bass managed to get “Bye Bye Bye” out very clearly. Timberlake kept dabbing his forehead with his hand.