Drake has a nostalgic second on stage with the Backstreet Boys

Rapper Drake joined the boy band in the performance of “I Want It That Way”. This is the second of two shows the group performed in Drake’s hometown as part of their DNA World Tour.

Before the release of the iconic song, People Magazinerecorded the footage online, reporting that Drake shared a personal story about why the Backstreet Boys hit was so important to him.

“When I was 13 years old, I went to a mitzvah bar, and at my mitzvah bar, for the first time in my life, this girl that I loved showed up while one of the best songs in the world was playing, and she asked me if I would dance with her,” he said, according to the magazine. “It was the first time I felt acknowledged, and also the first time I felt as if, you know, I had a shot at being great.”

According to a The video was posted on the band’s social networkDrake contributed vocals on a few mixes, but mostly danced, drawing in the enthusiastic crowd and enjoying the performance from the best seat in the house.

He also made a final bow to the band.

You could tell Drake wanted it that way.

The Backstreet Boys tour runs through November, with upcoming stops in the US and Canada, followed by stages in Spain and Germany.

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