Canadian rapper, Drake on Saturday night joined the Backstreet Boys as an on-stage visitor during their performance of “I Want It That Way” in Toronto, Canada.
As part of their DNA World Tour, it was the second of two shows the group performed in Drake’s hometown.
The show had some interesting moments, especially with the iconic song, as Drake shared a personal story about why the Backstreet Boys hit is significant to him.
“At 13 years old, I had a bar mitzvah, and at my 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 said.
“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,” People Magazine reports.
CNN also confirmed that, according to a video posted on the band’s social media, Drake contributed his vocals to a few harmonies, but mostly danced, hyped the enthusiastic crowd and enjoyed the performance from the best seat in the house.
He also took a final bow with the band.
You could say Drake wanted it that way.
With upcoming stops across the US and Canada and then legs in Spain and Germany, the Backstreet Boys’ tour runs through November.