So dreams came true when former boy band 'N Sync reunited at the
The throwback to millennium glory happened during former frontman
"I don't deserve the award, but I'm not going to give it back," Timberlake said during his acceptance speech. "Half of the Moon Men I've ever won, I won with those four guys. So above all else, I'm going to share this — we can keep it at my house — but I'm going to share this award with them."
"It was just a matter of time," Chasez said Monday on "On Air with
"So we all decided to do it," he added.
The performance was widely rumored to be on tap the week leading to the awards, and fuel was added to the fire when the band's official Twitter account popped up for the first time Saturday.
The guys also tweeted their excitement after the reunion too.
"I think I just caught my breath... That was an unforgettable night for me. Thank you forever, @MTV," Timberlake, the newly proclaimed "President of Pop," tweeted after the show.
"Thank u guys so much for all the love u are showing for myself and the guys ... Can't tell u how much we appreciate all of u .. Much love !" Fatone wrote.
Despite their excitement and fan glee, Chasez said there wouldn't be a reunion tour, despite other disbanded contemporary acts such as the
"No," he said. "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."
However, it's no secret that Timberlake's bandmates have not seen the same success as he has since the group broke up. Some members reportedly wished for a longer reunion. (And so did every girl who as a teen rushed home to watch them on MTV's "TRL" in middle and high school.)
"They were pushing for more," a source told Us Weekly. "While [Timberlake] was thrilled they could come for him, he didn't want the reunion to be the whole thing. They originally were told that it was going to be more of their old hits, not just 'Bye Bye Bye' -- but then Justin reworked it."
"The guys wished it could have been more songs," the source added. "He told them to trust him, he was going to make it great."
And great it was, albeit short-lived.
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