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Shaquille O’Neal says NSYNC and Backstreet Boys’ first recordings were made in his house

NYSYNC and Backstreet Boys were two of the most popular boy bands in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and although they were both competing against each other on the Billboard charts, they did have something big in common. Both the bands actually got their starts in Shaquille O’Neal’s house.

On Tuesday, Google had listed that Shaq was apart of the band NYSYNC and the NBA on TNT razzled the former Los Angeles Lakers star.

Ernie Johnson asked Shaq if he had anything to do with the Google mess up, and the answer he gave was very surprising.

“When they were young, they recorded their first album at my house, at the studio at my house — *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys,” Shaquille O’Neal said. “True story.”

Lance Bass of NYSYNC backed up the story, telling TMZ Sports that Shaq actually had a huge part in the band getting on their feet.

“A lot of people don’t know, Shaquille had a big hand in starting our career. We lived in Orlando and our first place that we recorded at was his house. All of our first demos and first songs were all from Shaq’s house. So yeah, he had a hand in creating us. Maybe that’s why it’s on Google.”

Shaq does have a recording studio in his mansion in Orlando, but it appears the recording days in the studio could be coming to an end, at least for Shaq. He recently put the supersized house on the market and is hoping to fetch a cool $28 million.