’N Sync’s Chris Kirkpatrick Says He ‘Could not Be In The Similar Room’ As This Backstreet Boy

“I do know that I can’t take no extra / It ain’t no lie / I need to see you out that door,” Chris Kirkpatrick sang as a member of ’N Sync in 2000 ― and he apparently felt that actual method a couple of sure Backstreet Boy.

Few followers of popular culture can overlook the boy-band bonanza of the late ’90s and early aughts. With an abundance of teams like ’N Sync, Backstreet Boys, O-City, Boyz II Males, New Youngsters on the Block and 98 Levels, it’s hardly shocking there can be some rivalry each on and off the stage.

In an interview with Selection revealed Tuesday, Kirkpatrick opened up about how his friendships with different boy-band singers have developed through the years ― particularly, his friendship with the Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean.

“There was a time after I couldn’t be in the identical room with this man,” Kirkpatrick advised Selection. “However there’s at all times been a mutual respect, and now that we’re all dad and mom, we’ve grown up. Reflecting on issues, it’s cool to see what every of the bands did and the way it all labored collectively. It actually was this symbiotic relationship with Backstreet, 98 Levels, us and even O-City and different bands that got here in.”

Followers of each bands will keep in mind Kirkpatrick and McLean because the notably “alt” members of their respective teams. McLean was virtually at all times seen with a goatee and sun shades and/or a hat, whereas Kirkpatrick rocked every little thing from braids to spiky hair alongside earrings and a goatee of his personal. Maybe this prompted their beef?

The world could by no means know. At any fee, their rivalry has since been quashed, and Kirkpatrick says he now counts McLean as considered one of his closest associates. McLean even referred to himself, Kirkpatrick and 98 Levels singer Jeff Timmons as “the Three Stooges.”

The trio have all taken half in a aspect band referred to as ATCK (All of the Cool Youngsters), which was shaped by McLean and Brandon Mashburn (DJ Lux) and features a rotating lineup of musicians, based on Selection.

McLean, Kirkpatrick and Timmons even joked about doing a live performance occasion that may make any J-14 subscriber freak out: a 98 Levels, Backstreet Boys and ’N Sync World Stadium Tour.

Whereas the point out of such a tour was merely a joke by Timmons, we will’t assist however add that we expect it’s a completely good thought. Get to work, fellas.


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