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Lance Bass Talks Forgiving Lou Pearlman, *NSYNC's Group Text, & Reveals His Favorite Kardashian

by Alex Ungerman 12:17 PM PDT, August 30, 2016
Playing Lance Bass Talks Forgiving Lou Pearlman, *NSYNC's Group Text, & Reveals His Favorite Kardashian

Lance Bass is ready to let his troubled past with Lou Pearlman go.

The 37-year-old singer stopped by the Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast on Monday, where he talked about *NSYNC's rocky relationship with the band's former manager, who died in prison at age 62 earlier this month while serving a 25-year sentence for orchestrating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history.

"The last time I saw him was in court," Bass admitted. "He was just a shady guy and never really reached out for forgiveness."

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"I believe in forgiveness," he explained. "So one thing I can say that I feel after knowing that he has died is that I have forgiven him."

"Karma will get him in the end," Bass added. "But I have to forgive."

Still, that doesn't mean the TV personality has had an easy time reconciling troubling rumors from Pearlman's past, including allegations of pedophilia.

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Bass, who said that he is aware of the "rumors of molesting kids" surrounding Pearlman noted that while nothing explicit ever happened to him, he at times "felt something" may have been going on.

"Even at 16 years old, he would come up to us and grab our arms and go, 'Hey, have you boys been working out?'" Bass said. "I knew that was just to kinda feel my arms."

Bass also addressed the band's very conflicted feelings about Pearlman's death to MTV at the 2016 VMAs on Sunday, saying, "We didn't have the best relationship at all, but if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have met four of my best friends."

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And that friendship persists to this day.

"It's hard to get all five of us in a room," Bass admitted to the podcast hosts, but did share, "We have this group text that we've been on for 10 years now."

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Bass revealed that when all the members did finally reunite -- earlier this month at JC Chasez's 40th birthday -- it was like nothing had changed.

"We ended up just the five of us and our significant others," he said. "I love when my husband gets to see how we are as brothers."

"The whole crew jokes, and we all got wasted," he added. "It was a good time."

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"Four of us get together a lot," Bass said during the interview, saying that even Justin Timberlake, with his superstar schedule, often finds time to hang out.

But while the boy banders still remain in contact, Bass sadly is not sure a reunion is in the cards.

"Of course I would do more music with these guys. I love it," he said. "I don't know if it would ever happen."

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What makes an *NSYNC reunion more challenging than some of the other millenium boy band reunions we've seen, in Bass' opinion: 'None of them have Justin Timberlake."

"Justin was just an anomaly," he explained. "We had no idea his career was gonna blow up like that. It would not stop."

And *NSYNC without all five members, Bass says, is out of the question.

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"Justin was saying ... 'Guys, you wanna do something the four of you, go ahead," Bass said. "We ultimately all decided it's just not *NSYNC without all five guys."

Meanwhile, Bass also played a game of "F**k, Marry, Kill" with the hosts focusing on the Kardashian-Jenner family, and his answers might surprise you!

"F**k Brody ... Marry Kourtney, I just think she's hilarious," Bass admitted. "Kill Kylie, 'cause I'm damn pissed that a girl can make $100 million a month off lipstick."

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Not a bad answer, Lance!

Listen to the whole interview below:

Of course, Bass did also address his "mixed feelings" about Caitlyn Jenner, whom the singer has in the past taken to task for her conflicting political views on transgender rights and conservative ideology.

"The visibility she's brought to the transgender community is incredible," Bass said. "However, she is a very strong Republican, and has some really messed up views that don't really make sense with her lifestyle."

"I think she's very uneducated in a lot of areas," he added.

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