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Lance Bass & His NSYNC Bandmates Only Earned $10K In 3 Years: ‘I Ripped Up The Check’

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Apr. 10 2019, Published 6:35 p.m. ET

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Lance Bass finally revealed just how small NSYNC’s first check was! The executive producer of The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story teased the small amount in the trailer for the show on March 13, but only recently admitted they were paid $10,000 for three years of work.

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Lance, 39, promoted The Boy Band Con on E! Daily Pop on April 9. In a teaser for the documentary, he said their manager Lou “was hyping up the fact that this would be our first check presentation.”

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At the time the NSYNC star said he thought, “Is it six figures? Is it a million dollars? What am I about to fall into right now? My life is about to change.”

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Lance revealed, “It was for $10,000 and for three years of work, that’s less than minimum wage!”

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The executive producer admitted, “I ripped up the check and was like screw this.”

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Prior to this first check, Lance said he and his NSYNC bandmates “were living off our per diem, which was $35 a day.”

Watch the boy band’s reaction in the clip above! What do you think about their low salary? Sound off in the comments below.

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