It was the probably one of the music industry'sand arguably one of the biggest letdowns.
Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC did reunite at theas had been speculated for days. But the boy band only performed together for a few seconds.
Timberlake, the evening's Video Vanguard Award recipient, performed a series of solo hits before *NSYNC emerged onstage for an extremely short, blink-and-you'll-miss-it rendition of "Bye Bye Bye" and "Girlfriend."
Following the performance, comedian Kevin Hart hit the stage and took a few jabs at the boy band, saying the guys had gained some weight and had a difficult time moving around the stage.
Last week, reports spread that the boy band, who hadn't performed together in 10 years, would reunite for the VMAs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Bass didn't confirm or deny the report in an interview with Siriux/XM last week. But on Saturday, another clue surfaced: *NSYNC joined Twitter a day before the awards show:
Mic check, mic check one.. two... is this thing on?!-- *NSYNC (@NSYNC) August 24, 2013
The mics were definitely on, but for *NSYNC, they weren't turned up for long.