The Backstreet Boys singer insisted that the boyband are grateful for their fanbase and prefer to focus on providing entertainment rather than concentrating on the reasons behind the support they receive from listeners.
"People say, 'Hell, it's okay to like a Backstreet Boy. It's okay to like their music!' If they want to call it a 'guilty pleasure' that's fine. I have a lot of guilty pleasures!" he explained to AOL Music. "We're entertainers. That's what we do and people are going to like us or they're not going to like us. We do what we do and we try to continue to do it the best that we can, that's all that matters."
He went on to insist that the group's reputation in the music world does not affect the enjoyment they get out of performing or keep them from continuing to strive towards being better.
"We're enjoying our lives and enjoying our music and we have a big tour that we're about to put on. We're enjoying all of the opportunities that we're getting and you know what? If there are fans there that want to buy our music and come to our shows that's all that matters," Carter said.
"We are always trying to outdo ourselves and trying to grow, and we fit in a category of music that we're comfortable embracing. I think that shows in our music and in how much fun we have and people are attracted to that."
The Backstreet Boys will embark upon a national tour with New Kids On The Block this summer.
The band recently performed on Dancing with the Stars during the show's 'Guilty Pleasures' week alongside NKOTB and Hanson.