Drake And The Backstreet Boys Perform “I Want It That Way”
Drake seems to be getting further away from rapping. He shocked his audience last month by releasing the dance album Honestly, Nevermind, a significant departure from his hip-hop heritage. To put it mildly, the reviews have been inconsistent. While some have praised Drizzy’s new path, others have not.
Drake totally embraced feel-good pop on Friday. The Backstreet Boys’ main set on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage was closed out by the rapper’s appearance. As they sang their timeless song “I Want It That Way,” he served as an honorary “sixth member” of the band.
Drake expressed his gratitude to the crowd for including him in the performance. “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 and one of the greatest songs in the world was playing,” he stated. “She asked me if I would dance with her, and it was the first time I ever felt acknowledged, and it was the first time I ever felt like I had a shot at being cool.” The song in question? “I Want It That Way.”
Therefore, Drake’s appearance with the Backstreet Boys during their rendition of “one of the greatest songs of all time,” as the Toronto rapper expressed it. “If she can see me now,” Drake said. During the performance, he mixed in his own song, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
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