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Drake claims he’s the 6th member of Backstreet Boys & performs ‘I Want It That Way’

The Canadian rapper joined the group in Toronto

LiFTED | Marcus Aurelius | 4 Jul 2022

Drake has always had to fight off claims that he is soft. After this weekend, he’ll need more people to fight with him.

At a Backstreet Boys concert in Toronto, a voice came over the loudspeaker at the Budweiser Stage. With the yelling and screaming usually associated with the Backstreet Boys, it was hard to tell who was speaking, but soon, the 6 God came onto the stage and told a story.

Drake said that he loved the Backstreet Boys since he was at a bar mitzvah when he was younger and got up the courage to ask his first girl to dance. She said yes, and the Backstreet Boys’ hit, ‘I Want It That Way’ was playing in the background. This, Drake said, made him the sixth member of the band.

On that cue, the group plus their latest edition of Drake, went into a rousing performance of their love song from their 1999 hit. The crowd sang most of the words, but Drake did get to show his love by singing the final, “I want it that way” while the crowd went crazy.

Check out the Backstreet Boys featuring Drake’s “I Want It That Way” below.