Watch Drake Join Backstreet Boys to Perform ‘I Want It That Way’ at Toronto Concert

Rapper becomes honorary “sixth member” for “one of the greatest songs of all time” at hometown gig 

Drake made a special appearance during the Backstreet Boys‘ show on Saturday night (July 2), joining them for ‘I Want It That Way’. 

The iconic boyband were performing in Drake’s hometown of Toronto where they brought the singer out for the classic 1999 hit, after introducing him as “the sixth member”. 

The surprise appearance continued Drake’s feel-good dance-pop foray as the rapper recently deviated from hip-hop on his latest LP Honestly, Nevermind, a largely rap-free collection of house music. 

Drake released his seventh studio album ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ last week, just hours after announcing it. 

NME awarded the album three stars in a review, calling it a “long-overdue career boost”. 

“‘Honestly, Nevermind’ is an unexpected elevation from the bland trap, R&B remakes and Drake’s melancholic attitude to love we heard last time around,” wrote NME‘s Kyann-Sian Williams.