Taylor Swift Loses it When Reunited NSYNC Hands Her Gift Onstage at VMAs

2023 gave us the reunion we’ve been waiting for

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Here we go…NSYNC giving us the reunion of the decade. Taylor Swift (and the rest of us) lost it when the NSYNC members reunited onstage at the 2023 MTV VMAs to present the award for Best Pop Video. Not only did the “Cardigan” singer, 33, take home the award for the category, but she received a gift from the group.

Last night, all five members of the ‘90s boy band—Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick—walked on stage to present one of the first awards for the night. (FYI, the last time the group reunited was in 2013.) 

“Hello, VMAs!” Chasez said to the crowd. “Over 20 years ago… we won Best Pop Video for ‘Bye Bye Bye.’ It was our first VMA and it meant the world to us.” Kirkpatrick continued, “That award validated our hard work.”

Fatone added, “Now, we just wanted to say thank you MTV and especially all of you. Thank you so much each and every one of you.”

In the end, Swift won the award for her song “Anti-Hero.” And when the moment came for her to walk onstage to accept her trophy, one of the members gifted her with a present: a friendship bracelet. 

The bracelet trend has become a fun activity for Swifties to share with one another, gaining immense popularity on the singer’s Eras Tour. In one photo below, Swift looks shocked when the bandmate presents her with the gift, but she gladly accepts.

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Another photo taken at the awards ceremony shows the “Bad Blood” singer giving her acceptance speech while the bracelet is still in her hand.

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Who knew the NSYNC members were such big Swifties? 

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...