'N Sync probably isn't going to tour anytime soon ... for now.
After the group's brief reunion Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards, questions flew over whether they'd get back together for a tour.
"No," band member Chris Kirkpatrick told a Florida radio station on Monday. "This was for Justin (Timberlake) to get the Video Vanguard Award." Even then, the group's medley of "Girlfriend," "Gone" and "Bye, Bye, Bye" wasn't even three minutes long and was just one segment of Timberlake's 15-minute set of mostly solo material.
According to Us Weekly, Kirkpatrick joked that reuniting a decade after their last televised performance reopened old wounds. "It was funny because all of us getting back together, we remembered what we love about each other and what we hate about each other," the 41-year-old said. "It was just a bit of fun."
In other words, Timberlake's too busy to haul around old baggage for one-fifth the paycheck.
Kirkpatrick said it wasn't as easy as in the old days. "Honestly, when he talked to us I thought we were just coming out with mic stands and singing," he said. "When I came home from rehearsals my girl's like 'Why are you drenched?' ... I'm too old for this, I was so worried about not messing up for him."
A 41-year-old man too old to be in a "boy" band? C'mon.
JC Chasez also told Ryan Seacrest on Monday that a tour isn't happening. "No ... it was just about five guys who were great friends who spent 10 or 15 years together touring and we wanted to give that back to our fans, but we were there mainly to support Justin," Chasez, 37, said. "Literally, two minutes after seeing everybody you feel like no time has passed."
In an interview with The Associated Press, Lance Bass said pretty much the same thing. "It would be lovely to do (a reunion), but we've got nothing planned," the 34-year-old said. Bass mentioned that Timberlake is already busy with his current world tour with Jay-Z. "Who knows what will happen when he's off tour? It's simply not part of the conversation right now. We just focused on that one performance. If we did anything like that, I think we would come up with something real special where we could actually call it 'The Reunion.'"
So ... you're not saying it's impossible?
Us Weekly reported that earlier plans for the group's VMA performance included more stage time and 'N Sync songs. "The guys wished it could have been more songs," a source said. Regardless, "they loved being back together!"