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Lance Bass Admits He Made Way More Money After NSYNC: 'We Were Famous, But We Were Not Rich'

Bass confessed the boy band's manager, Lou Pearlman, 'took the majority of our stuff.'

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On Wednesday, Lance Bass appeared on Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show where he revealed Cagle's reference to him being "rich and famous" at a young age was only half accurate.

After being asked the "most fun thing about being rich and famous really young," the former NSYNC boy-bander quipped:

"The worst thing was people thinking we were rich because we were not."
"We were famous, but we were not rich."

Bass went on to reveal:

"I made way more money after NSYNC than I did during NSYNC."

He shared the boy band—comprised of himself, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone—did not see much of their revenue, admitting their manager Lou Pearlman "really took the majority of our stuff."

Bass added:

"And the record label, too."
"Horrible, horrible deals."

You can watch the clip below.

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People on social media had their say on the situation.

Pearlman—who created the band—was convicted of fraud in 2008.

He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a $300 million fraud scheme that involved the mishandling of the finances of NSYNC and other boy bands he created.

Pearlman died in prison in 2016.

Many acknowledged the band got "robbed."




While the band didn't get their fair share, a few noted they were probably still okay...


And of course, there were those who had to show their love for the "Bye Bye Bye" band.

Though the financial aspect was disheartening for Bass, he admitted the experience was "incredible."

"To do that with those guys, it was incredible, and you had some of the best experiences ever."
"I mean, obviously changed my life, led me to so many things I wanted to do in life."

Bass went on to star on Broadway, appear in TV and film, marry Michael Turchin in 2014 and have two kids.

Yeah, we'd say he's doing alright now.