Britney Spears knew `N Sync star Lance Bass was gay before anyone else - because he `came out' to her first. Bass admits he told his pal about his gay secret shortly after she wed Jason Alexander in 2004 - more than two years before he went public. Bass reveals, "I felt bad for her. I knew she was about to go through a lot of crap. I felt the need to share something. "So I sat her on my bed, and I'm like, `Well, I'm gay!'"