Justin performed a clean, a cappella version of the Cruel Summer cut, and at one point Jay hilariously stops him in the middle, telling him, “Not the drug dealing part. Go back to the numbers.” To be honest, the kid was fire, but the best part came after his performance. The crowd roared as Jay hugged him, and we can hear Hov in the mic saying as he smiles, “Yes, you can. Just because of the nerve.” Jay then informs the crowd, “After all of that, he said, ‘Can I meet you backstage?’”
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