“Very ironic that I would be onstage with the Backstreet Boys,” admits the former *NSYNC in a new interview with PEOPLE Now. “If you told me that 15 years ago I would have been like, ‘What?!’ and the fans would have gone nuts.”
The 37-year-old was pulled onstage by the group to help perform their 2000 hit “Shape of My Heart.”
“I went to [A.J. McLean] before the show, I was like, ‘Please don’t pull me onstage,’ ” Bass shares, adding that he asked McLean to instead pick out his husband Michael Turchin for the bit. “I had no idea they were gonna do that.”
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“I love those guys,” Bass says of the group. “I’ve become really good friends with some of the guys, you know, after we stopped making music.”
He jokes, “We were allowed to talk after that, I guess.”
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“Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” at Planet Hollywood’s Axis in Las Vegas returns for select dates between April 12 and 28, then again between June 15 and July 1. You can buy tickets here or here, and book a stay here.