He accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, he reunited with his former bandmates from ‘NSYNC and probably most memorable of all (at least for MTV VMA audiences) he watched Miley Cyrus twerk. Then Justin Timberlake came into the studios to talk to SiriusXM Hits 1 about it all.

“Half of my career, as it pertains to the VMAs, is with the guys. So I was thinking to myself… man, we could do a medley and make it part of the performance,” he said of how it all came together. “They each said if everyone was in they were in. I think everybody just wondered what the hell would we do. Then I just put together the arrangement and everything.”

“It was like pure unadulterated joy for all five of us.  It was the perfect time to do it,” Timberlake said of his ‘NSYNC reunion.

But JT and ‘NSYNC’s much-anticipated reunion was the second-most talked about event of the night. First and foremost on everyone’s mind was, of course, Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance.

JT, however, was non-plused.

“Fascinating? I don’t know that’s the word. It was fun. Look, it’s the VMAs. If not that then someone was going to zero in on something else. I like Miley… she’s 20. It’s not like she did it at the Grammy’s. Madonna humped the stage at the VMAs, Britney did her own striptease at the VMAs. Madonna made out with Britney and Christina. So who’s left? Miley’s gotta twerk. We need something.”

Well, JT, that’s a reasonable perspective. Bloggers and television pundits be damned.

To hear more from Justin on his new album, twerking and whether kids are in his near future, check out the interview clips below.

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