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Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys: Quit Playing Games With Our Heart

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Former Backstreet Boy AJ McLean sat down for an unexpectedly juicy interview with Rolling Stone. The one never mentioned at the sleep over when everyone announced which Backstreet Boy they were going to marry opened up about the social issues the world is facing, his solo album debut, parenting, and the potential reunion tour with the Spice Girls. Casual.

The Backstreet Boys are getting back into the studio to record a new album together, but there is no word on whether the Spice Girls will do the same. Just weeks ago Mel B, a.k.a. Scary Spice, expressed the potential in a conversation with Meredith Vieira, where she said, "nothing's official." She added, "I mean yes, we are in talks, because it is our 20th anniversary, and I want something to happen." Just remember, Victoria Beckham did tell Spain's Vanity Fair that she'd "never" reunite again.

When asked what to expect from the Backstreet Boy-Spice Girl rumors that continually surface, AJ responded:

The Spice Girls tour has been this idea bouncing around for the past year and a half, and it's something we're still talking about. But we're going back in on the 12th to dust off the cobwebs. We're working with a new producer, Jay Cash, who wrote 'Sugar' for Maroon 5. This is just the beginning phase, but we're hoping to have the album done before our cruise in May.

McLean is referring to the "BSB Cruise 2016," which will stop in Spain, France, and Italy between May 10th and the 14th. The Spice Girls's involvement is still pretty up in the air, but we'll never give up on the good times.