It seems Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson's recent posthumous collaboration, 'Love Never Felt So Good' wasn't just a shot in the dark from a cash-hungry label executive. According to an interview on Oprah's Master Class, Timberlake confirmed that Jackson wanted to work with him on a 'NSync's 2001 single, 'Gone'.

'Gone' was originally submitted to Jackson's team, but following its rejection it was used by the boy band instead. This led to a phone call from Jackson: "[He] said that he wanted to cut the record, but he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I. And I said, 'It's already out. We've already cut this song as an 'NSync record.'

He continues: "I'm on the phone, I'm literally punching myself in the face, because I said, 'I can't do that. Could we do an 'NSync featuring Michael Jackson? Or Michael Jackson featuring 'NSync?' And he was very absolute about the fact that he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I."

To be fair, can you really blame Jackson?