Backstreet’s back… and we can hardly contain our excitement!
Promoting the band’s new song, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, AJ Mclean revealed to KIISFM’s Kyle and Jackie O that the *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys rivalry was in fact, FAKE. **GASP**
“In my opinion there was obviously fabricated rivalry within the press and the media because obviously both groups came from the same egg, same management, same label,” AJ said.
“Everything was pretty much identical with the exception of our names and our haircuts.”
- The Backstreet Boys just performed as the Spice Girls in drag and it’s everything
- The one detail you missed during the *NSync reunion on Ellen
The even more shocking revelation was the bands used to hang out together and Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC) and Howie D (Backstreet Boys) even went to college together and performed together.
We are shook.
“[It was] much more friendly, but because of the timing and the similarity, the press ate that up and they were like ‘oh my god’ it’s like a copycat, of a copycat, of a copycat and they ran with it.”
The fact that the two bands were at each other’s throats wasn’t the only lie we were told.
When the Backstreet Boys first started out, their management forbid them from disclosing information about their romantic lives.
“There was kind of a slight rulebook with us,” AJ said. “Even if we had girlfriends from high school or middle school or whatever, we were not allowed to say we had girlfriends.”
This rule was so that we, the young girls at the time, did not have our hearts broken from crushing on them all.
“We really wanted all these girls to think that they can have us, so even if we had a girlfriend or not, we had to not say anything.”
The Backstreet Boys, made up of AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell have released the first song from their tenth album today.
The Don’t Go Breaking My Heart video clip is absolutely everything and the boys are serving choreography the only way they know how – like it’s 1999.
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