In the midst of nervous red carpet newcomers, a trio of boy band legends -- AJ McLean, Lance Bass and Nick Lachey -- mingled cooly with the press ahead of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Sept 12).
On the carpet, McLean, a member of the Backstreet Boys, revealed to Billboard that "If You Want It to Be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy)" was the group's most "hated" song of their entire catalog. "That's our least favorite song we've ever recorded," he says. "We we have never sang it live, we will never do it live."
The track was a deep cut from their 1997 sophomore album, Backstreet's Back, and reappeared on their following self-titled compilation album, which went on to be RIAA certified 14-times platinum. "But now you know what [the song] means to your fans," Lachey chimed in.