Drake and the Backstreet Boys simply introduced us the best shock collaboration of the last decade.
The Canadian rapper — who was launched by the ’90s pop group as its “sixth member” — hit the stage with the legendary troupe on Saturday in the course of the band’s DNA World Tour cease in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.
On Saturday evening, earlier than lending his vocals to one among BSB’s most iconic songs, “I Need It That Means,” Drake defined the lovely purpose why the 1999 smash hit means a lot to him.
“At 13 years outdated, I had a bar mitzvah, and at my bar mitzvah, for the primary time in my life, this lady I used to be in love with got here as much as me whereas one of many biggest songs on the planet was enjoying, and she or he requested me if I might dance together with her,” the artist of the last decade stated in video footage captured on the live performance by a fan.
Drake, who gushed concerning the music being “one of many biggest songs of all time,” went on to say that second was the primary time in his life he felt acknowledged and “had a shot at being cool.”
Drizzy then quipped, “If she will see me now, you recognize what I’m speaking about?” earlier than he and the band bellowed out a crowd favourite.
Through the rendition, the rapper additionally included components of his personal 2013 hit tune, “Maintain On, We’re Going House.”
Followers shortly outpoured their enthusiasm on Twitter and assist for the surprising mashup.
“Such a tremendous present! The collab I by no means knew I wanted @Drake and @backstreetboys #Toronto,” one supporter wrote.
The tour initially kicked off in 2019, however was placed on maintain because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The five-person musical group — starring Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson — not too long ago restarted their tour in February 2022.
The Backstreet Boys’ DNA World Tour is about to conclude in New Zealand on March 11, 2023.