NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: 'N Sync  performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013
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Thank God, the rumors proved trueJustin Timberlake brought 'N Sync back together for their first performance since 2002 at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Yes, Timberlake reunited the classic boy band act that catapulted him to (bigger and better) fame at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday night. In the middle of an extensive Timberlake retrospective medley—which started out with "SexyBack" before wrapping with his latest hit "Mirrors"—JT brought J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick onstage for the classic hits "Girlfriend" and "Bye Bye Bye."

It was incredible for purposes of nostalgia and sheer entertainment value. After the Timberlake medley, Jimmy Fallon presented him with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Unfortunately, Kevin Hart took the stage after that and attempted to make a few half-assed cracks about the knockout reunion to no avail. Hart made jokes about the non-JT members gaining weight and alleged that Joey Fatone "kept farting onstage," but no one laughed and he eventually slunk away. But even that lackluster denouement couldn't take away the remarkable fact that emmm-effing 'N Sync had just performed onstage together for the first time in a decade.

God must have spent a little more time on this VMAs.

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