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On Sunday night, the Backstreet Boys was graced with a surprise guest on stage at their Toronto, Canada show.
Rapper Drake went up on stage with the boy band while they were playing “I Want It That Way.” It was the second show the group performed in Canada for their DNA World Tour.
Ahead of starting the iconic track, People magazine, citing an online footage source, said Drake had revealed a personal story about the Backstreet Boys’ significance to him and why.
“At 13 years old, I had a bar mitzvah; for the first time in my life, this girl I was in love with came up to me while one of the greatest songs in the world was playing, and she asked me if I would dance with her,” he stated, says the magazine.
“It was the first time I ever felt acknowledged, and it was the first time I ever felt like, you know, I had a shot at being cool.”
A clip uploaded on the band’s social media shows Drake contributing his vocals to some harmonies, but mainly dancing, boosting the crowd’s energy, and enjoying the performance from the best seat in the venue.
Drake also made a final bow with the group. Perhaps he wanted it that way.
The Backstreet Boys’ tour lasts until November, going through the US and Canada, and then Spain and Germany.