Drake performing "Hotline Bling" at a bat mitzvah tonight in NYC. pic.twitter.com/M6oASIncUD— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) February 21, 2016
Drake showed up at a bat mitzvah in New York on Saturday night, and made a young girl (and her friends) very happy when he performed "Hotline Bling” and “My Way."
The bat mitzvah girl, who wore a sparkly sequined dress, and her formally dressed friends can be seen in the videos surrounding Drake, as they belt out all the lyrics to both songs with the singer. While singing "Hotline Bling," Drake goes up to the the bat mitzvah girl and performs right next to her, as she dances ecstatically in front of the rapper and bellows out the song’s lyrics. Drake, who was undoubtedly paid handsomely for the two-song performance, genuinely seemed to be having a good time with the kids.
Drake performing "My Way" at a bat mitzvah tonight in NYC. pic.twitter.com/yD9tk9T8rJ— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) February 21, 2016
Drake, of course, knows all about bar and bat mitzvahs. The rapper, who is Jewish, had a bar mitzvah when he was 13 years old in Toronto. While hosting "Saturday Night Live" in 2014, Drake began his monologue with a flashback to that special occasion, which brought together his Jewish and black relatives. In that same bit, he rapped about his unique roots as well as "celebrating Hanukkah and dating Rihanna-ka.” See video from SNL below: