Joey Fatone Reveals He Teared Up During *NSYNC's Coachella Performance With Ariana Grande

By Jennifer Drysdale‍
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Taking the stage during Ariana Grande's set at Coachella on Sunday meant a lot to Joey Fatone

ET's Tanner Thomason spoke with the *NSYNC member on Wednesday about his appearance with JC Chasez, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick at the music festival last weekend, where he revealed that the moment caused him to get a little emotional. 

"It was really cool. I did get a little teary-eyed, I'm not going to lie," he said, noting that he brought along his 18-year-old daughter, Briahna, who has always wanted to go to Coachella. "She was Snapchatting and she was screaming like, 'Go Daddy!'... I was like, 'Oh my god, it's so beautiful.' It was cool to see her see that." 

The 42-year-old singer, who also shares daughter Kloey with wife Kelly Baldwin, said Briahna really has "a good head on her shoulders. "I was 17 when I started with *NSYNC, and now she's 18 years old. It's bizarre. That means I'm old!" he joked. 

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*NSYNC, who received Justin Timberlake's blessing to perform with Grande, will not be making another appearance during weekend two of Coachella. "[Grande] always has something up her sleeves, so I'm sure she's going to have more surprises for you guys that weekend, but she just wanted to do it this weekend," Fatone explained. "She'll do other things as well and kind of mix it up." 

"But it was a blast," he shared. "I think the best time that I actually had was on the bus ride home. We just got to hang out, just really shoot the crap, hang out and really be fun, have a couple drinks with each other, and we haven't done that in a long time. We actually rode a tour bus back to LA, which was cool."

It's admittedly been a while since Fatone stepped on stage to sing -- or dance -- with *NSYNC (though he did make an appearance as The Rabbit on The Masked Singer). "I've still been in the limelight, as far as hosting and doing other things. It's a different vibe and a different thing for me. To go back into the musical realm, the music side of things, I kind of miss it, I do. ... It was fun to do, it was a great idea... and when we figured out that we were going to start dancing, I was like, 'Hopefully my body will do what I need to do,'" he cracked. 

These days, he's focused on his podcast, Two Cups of Joe, on PodcastOne, and hosting Common Knowledge on the Game Show Network. 

"I love enjoying and doing different things, so doing The Masked Singer is a blast, doing Common Knowledge on the Game Show Network has been such a great time," he expressed, noting that Common Knowledge has been picked up for a second season. "We're excited."

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