*NSYNC might have to update their iconic title from “I Want You Back” to “I Want You to Text Back.”
On Sunday, Lance Bass took to TikTok to poke fun at his former superstar bandmate, Justin Timberlake, for not apparently responding to texts quickly enough.
The hilarious post shows Bass, 42, participating in Stromae’s “Alors on Danse” viral dance trend with the caption, “When JT finally responds to my text.” Bass also shared the cheeky video to his Instagram feed, garnering even more laughs from fans and followers.
Timberlake took the joke in stride and commented, “Once those babies show up… your unavailability will all make sense, bro😂😂😂..”
Timberlake seemed to be hinting at Bass’ upcoming fatherhood journey.
Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, are set to welcome their first and second child in October via a surrogate who is currently pregnant with twins. It appears, as a father of two, 40-year-old Timberlake is giving his old bandmate a warning. Timberlake shares two sons — Phineas, 1, and Silas, 6 — with his 39-year-old wife, actress Jessica Biel.
After Timberlake’s quick explanation, Bass posted the comment to his Instagram story, replying, “Touché!”
With the back-and-forth joking, these interactions are a bit reminiscent of the two in the public eye. Lance Bass, unlike his bandmate, has a tendency to appear at more *NSYNC and boyband events. Bass has appeared at a variety of events, including a coronavirus pandemic reunion last year — hastagged #quaranSYNC — social media photo and Ariana Grande’s 2019 Coachella set. Timberlake, however, apparently can’t make as many appearances as his ex-boy-bandmates.
However, over the years Timberlake has publicly reunited with his bandmates. In 2013, the group performed at the Video Music Awards, when Timberlake received the Video Vanguard Award. The boy band reunited again when they accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018.