No, the Backstreet Boys Never Feuded With *NSYNC, but They Do Have 1 Regret
The Backstreet Boys stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night and revealed some interesting tidbits about their career in the process. During their appearance, the host decided to get to the bottom of some longtime myths about the band. Namely, that Ryan Gosling was almost a member of the Backstreet Boys and that the band was in a feud with *NSYNC in the '90s. While they assured fans that there was never any rivalry, they do have one regret: letting *NSYNC perform the halftime show at the 2001 Super Bowl.
Nick Carter revealed that they actually had the choice to perform the halftime show or the national anthem, and they ended up choosing the latter. "It's kind of one of those bucket list things," he added. "You kind of regret it a little bit. [We] maybe wish we could still do a Super Bowl halftime." Well, we're all for BSB doing the halftime show in 2021! Watch the rest of their interview above for the full scoop on how Ryan Gosling missed his shot to be a Backstreet Boy. Then, watch their barbershop cover of Sisqó's "Thong Song."