Drake recently made a surprise appearance on stage with the Backstreet Boys where he joined them during their hit song, I Want It That Way.
Fans were pleasantly surprised and felt that the performance was one they didn’t even know they needed.
While the performance was obviously a fun time for both the group and the solo rapper, Drake was especially excited to be able to join them for this particular song.
According to TMZ, he and I Want It That Way have some history and it may have even inspired him to make music.
He explained how when he was a young teenager, a girl asked him to dance to the song and it made him feel instantly cool. He said,
“It was the first time I ever felt acknowledged, it was the first time I ever felt, you know, like I had a shot at being cool.”
While it’s hard to imagine a time when Drake wasn’t cool, this was clearly a great moment for fans and all the performers involved. The boy band even left the last line of the song just for Drake to sing, which of course he nailed.
Fans who were lucky enough to witness it couldn’t stop talking about it on social media. Those who saw it live and those who watched video clips were equally impressed and felt like Drake was the perfect addition to the band.
The Backstreet Boys are currently in the midst of their DNA World Tour. The tour will take them all over the United States, Asia, Europe and Australia. While it’s not likely that Drake will be appearing in any other performance with the boy band, you never know who else may pop in and make a surprise appearance during their tour.
Drake performing with the backstreet boys was everything I aint know I needed
— 🖕🏽😜🖕🏽 (@quitemadhere) July 5, 2022
Drake performing with The Backstreet Boys is what dreams are made of pic.twitter.com/zEScgfTksR
— Jelly Froglegs (@JellyFroglegs) July 3, 2022
Drake secretly becoming a member of the Backstreet Boys overnight is what we all needed! NOW THE THEIR REMIX VERSION HAS TO HAPPEN!!!! pic.twitter.com/sieaP6x0xC
— Kayla Dame (@kayladamee) July 3, 2022
Drake making a surprise appearance at a Backstreet Boys concert and singing “I Want It That Way” with the band is the content I never knew I needed pic.twitter.com/uvpUlqVXZz
— Nojoud Al Mallees (@nojoudalmallees) July 3, 2022
Backstreet Boys brought Drake out tonight at their Toronto show. And he sung "I Want It That Way" with them 🤣🤣. So cool to see if you grew up singing their songs in the 90s 😂pic.twitter.com/eJoBizKlKM
— UrbanNoizeRmx (@UrbanNoize2) July 3, 2022
— ღ Stephanie Dianna ღ (@KaosUndone) July 3, 2022
Drake was singing with Backstreet Boys. He knows who the GOATS!
NSYNC would never get the time of day
— Kito (@JoseTeka) July 5, 2022
— Michelle Garcia (@garciamichie) July 3, 2022
Bruh drake and Backstreet Boys??? My first lovesssss together I would of cried
— Certified Lover Gyal (@DirtyyDiannaa) July 3, 2022