Drake has a nostalgic moment on stage with the Backstreet Boys

Rapper Drake joined the boy band during their performance of “I Want It That Way”. It was the second of two shows the group performed in Drake’s hometown as part of their DNA World Tour.

Before launching into the iconic song, people magazinecredited the online footage as Drake shared a personal story about why the Backstreet Boys hit was important to him.

“At 13, I had a bar mitzvah, and at my bar mitzvah, for the first time in my life, a girl I loved came up to me while one of the greatest songs in the world was playing , and he asked me if I would dance with him,” he said, according to the magazine. “It was the first time I ever admitted that, and it was the first time I felt like, you know, I had a shot at calming down.”

according to a Video posted on the band’s social mediaDrake contributed his vocals to some of the harmonies, but mostly danced, mesmerizing the enthusiastic crowd and enjoying the performance from the best seat of the house.

He also took a final bow with the band.

You could say that Drake wanted just that.

The Backstreet Boys tour runs through November, with upcoming stops across the US and Canada, and then Spain and Germany.