Former NSYNC members react to Google’s glitch having Shaquille O’Neal as part of group
A bug must’ve hit Google as they included NBA’s most dominant big man Shaquille O’Neal as part of boy band *NSYNC. The band’s former members were quick to discover it and were shocked by the news.
Justin Timberlake, now a successful solo artist, reacted via Twitter. He said that Google must’ve had a rough night:
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 22, 2018
Lance Bass, for his part, asked his followers if they had a hand in messing up Google’s coding, and including Shaq in the band:
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) May 21, 2018
Finally, Joey Fantone, the band member who was apparently replaced by Shaq, was shocked but at the same time, wondered if he switched jobs with the big man in real life:
— Joey Fatone (@realjoeyfatone) May 21, 2018
But it actually turned out that Shaq, while not a member of *NSYNC, had an important role in their career. As reported by TMZ, Bass shared that the first few songs of *NSYNC were recorded at Shaq’s crib:
“I mean … a lot of people don’t know Shaquille had a big hand in starting our career,” Lance said at the Montage Hotel in Bev Hills.
“We lived in Orlando and our first place that we recorded was his house … so all of our first demos, our first songs were all from Shaq’s house!”
Shaq himself confirmed the Bass’ claims on NBA on TNT, adding that he also had a hand in the careers of the Backstreet Boys:
“When they were young, they recorded their first album at my house,” O’Neal said. “*NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. True story.”
Below is the clip:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 23, 2018