In the wake of Amanda Bynes' recent arrest, displays of erratic public behavior and Mark & Mercedes 94.1 radio show on Wednesday to speak out about his concern for the troubled starlet, which in turn ignited an all-out Twitter war., longtime friend Lance Bass took to Las Vegas'
"It's one of those situations where obviously there's some mental problems there and she's not able to see that," Bass, 34, said of the 27-year-old actress. "We all are [able to see it]," he told the radio show.
He added, "I'm actually really scared for her, and I hope someone is able to get to her to give her the help she needs."
In response, the "What I Like About You" actress lashed out at the former 'N Syncer, tweeting: "I ignored Lance Bass on Twitter and now he is saying I have a mental illness. Sorry you're an ugly ex boy band member w/ no talent or career."
I ignored Lance Bass on twitter and now he is saying I have a mental illness. Sorry you're an ugly ex boy band member w/ no talent or career-- Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) May 30, 2013
Bass tweeted in response: "Ouch- The Amanda I know would never had said something like this to me- either this is a fake person or she really does have a mental illness. Way too sad. I reached out- all i can do."
The online war of words continued with Bynes biting back: "I haven't spoken to Lance Bass in 11 years. To say I have a mental illness out of nowhere makes me lash out! You're making me crazy!"
Bass reacted: "Now I really don't think this is Amanda- we shot LoveWrecked together 7 years ago and she was just at my bday party 3 years ago. Hmmm 11?"
Now I really don't think this is Amanda- we shot LoveWrecked together 7 years ago and she was just (cont) tl.gd/luernk-- Lance Bass (@LanceBass) May 30, 2013
Bass and Bynes became friends when the former boy band member produced "Love Wrecked" in 2005, a romantic comedy in which Bynes played the lead.
Covering their bases, the Las Vegas radio station also addressed the Twitter war initiated by Bynes.
The "Hairspray" starlet has been afollowing her arrest last week in New York City for allegedly smoking marijuana in the lobby of her midtown apartment building and then throwing a bong out the window when police entered. She has since been released from jail.