Remember in 2002 when NSYNC went on “hiatus” and then never performed together again? We’ve been trying to block it out for 15 years too.

Now, Justin Timberlake is finally explaining why he ghosted on the boy band. “We were on a stadium tour, and I just felt like the whole thing was too big. It started as a fun snowball fight that was becoming an avalanche,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And, also, I was growing out of it. I felt like I cared more about the music than some of the other people in the group. And I felt like I had other music I wanted to make and that I needed to follow my heart.”

Totally justified, JTims.