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Watch NSYNC's Joey Fatone Perform During a Florida Drag Brunch

Joey Fatone Sings At Drag Bar

The pop star was in town to attend a bachelor party and ended up performing at a popular South Beach LGBTQ+ bar.

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Patrons at a popular South Beach LGBTQ+ space were treated to more than the drag performances they had expected during brunch when NSYNC's Joey Fatone took over the microphone on Sunday and sang one of the boy band's most well-known hits.

Fatone was reportedly in Miami for a bachelor party last weekend when the group decided to head to the Palace, a popular drag bar on South Beach.

As drag queens Tiffany Fantasia and Elishaly D'witshes began to perform "Bye Bye Bye," Fatone joined the performers. The song was a smash hit for NSYNC in 2000.

The Palace posted a video of the excitement on Instagram.

At first, he's seen dancing along to the famous song. Then, Fatone grabbed the microphone from one of the queens and, to the audience's delight, began to sing the hit live.

As he sang, Fatone danced some of the choreography for which the boy band was known.

The assembled crowd cheered on the singer while he took the energy being sent his way and indulged the crowd further.

With fans clacking, cheers, and even a confetti rain made of money, the audience, drag queens, and Fatone all appeared to enjoy the moment.

"WHAT A WEEKEND IT'S BEEN ALREADY!! We had the honor of being visited by @nsyncs own @realjoeyfatone who joined us and sang one of their biggest hits with our queens for our visitors," the Palace wrote alongside the video.

In recent months, drag brunches and other events featuring drag queens have become targets for right-wing attacks, including protests by armed members of the Proud Boys and threats that led to many events being canceled nationwide.

Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis, both Republicans, have expressed opposition to drag performances, claiming that they are inappropriate for children.

DeSantis's administration recently sent letters to establishments intending to host holiday drag events, threatening them with the suspension of their liquor licenses.

Last summer, Rubio criticized a scheduled drag event as sexually inappropriate for children. The event was to be held as part of a Pride Month celebration at a U.S. military base in Germany, but after Rubio intervened, it was canceled.

The Palace opened its doors in 1988 as the first restaurant along Ocean Drive and has served the LGBTQ+ community since.

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Christopher Wiggins is a senior national reporter for The Advocate. He has a rich career in storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices. Growing up in a bilingual household in Germany, his German mother and U.S. Army father exposed him to diverse cultures early on, influencing his appreciation for varied perspectives and communication. His work in Washington, D.C., primarily covers the nexus of public policy, politics, law, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wiggins' reporting focuses on revealing lesser-known stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Key moments in his career include traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris and interviewing her in the West Wing about LGBTQ+ support. In addition to his national and political reporting, Wiggins represents The Advocate in the White House Press Pool and is a member of several professional journalistic organizations, including the White House Correspondents’ Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists. His involvement in these groups highlights his commitment to ethical journalism and excellence in the field. Follow him on X/Twitter @CWNewser (https://twitter.com/CWNewser) and Threads @CWNewserDC (https://www.threads.net/@cwnewserdc).
Christopher Wiggins is a senior national reporter for The Advocate. He has a rich career in storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices. Growing up in a bilingual household in Germany, his German mother and U.S. Army father exposed him to diverse cultures early on, influencing his appreciation for varied perspectives and communication. His work in Washington, D.C., primarily covers the nexus of public policy, politics, law, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wiggins' reporting focuses on revealing lesser-known stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Key moments in his career include traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris and interviewing her in the West Wing about LGBTQ+ support. In addition to his national and political reporting, Wiggins represents The Advocate in the White House Press Pool and is a member of several professional journalistic organizations, including the White House Correspondents’ Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists. His involvement in these groups highlights his commitment to ethical journalism and excellence in the field. Follow him on X/Twitter @CWNewser (https://twitter.com/CWNewser) and Threads @CWNewserDC (https://www.threads.net/@cwnewserdc).