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Lance Bass says sexuality might have blocked his solo success

Lance Bass thinks being gay might be why his music hasn't gotten the attention it deserves

Lance Bass - Photo: Streamy Awards / Flickr

Lance Bass – Photo: Streamy Awards / Flickr

“I don’t know if it’s because I’m gay, or if it’s because I’m from NSYNC, but the politics around it is so crazy.”

–Former NSYNC member Lance Bass, in an interview with Page Six about his music not receiving the attention he’d like.

Bass released ‘Walking on Air’ with Snoop Dogg in 2014, which fell flat on the U.S. charts. The 37-year-old artist attributes this to his music not getting adequate air time. “It went No. 1 everywhere… except America,” he said. “The radio stations wouldn’t play my songs.

The singer reflected on his lackluster career as a solo artist with Page Six and cited his sexuality as a possible explanation. “I don’t know if it’s because I’m gay or if it’s because I’m from NSYNC, but the politics around it is so crazy and I don’t care to deal with that [bleep],” he said.  

While Bass’ music has received scant attention since leaving NSYNC, the world may be hearing even less of it in future. Although he intends to continue to produce music “for fun,” Bass says he is focused on the small screen.

“I go where I’m needed and wanted — and right now, that’s television,” he said.

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