You’re probably used to seeing Bebe Rexha alongside rappers like Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane, but on The Late Late Show on Thursday night (Nov. 16) the songwriter who has penned hits for Eminem and Selena Gomez got her Nashville on when she joined Florida Georgia Line for the twangy “Meant To Be” from Rexha’s recent All Your Fault: Pt. 2 EP.
To begin, the performance featured FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard sitting on barstools, with Kelley sporting ripped jeans, boots, a wide-brimmed hat and a long kimono, while Hubbard rocked jeans and a jacket with a matching dark paisley pattern. And then, just as in the song’s official video where Rexha is coaxed to join in on the guys’ Wild West A Go-Go set, she waltzed on stage to sing the soothing hook.
Throughout the song, a collage of images of the men as young children and what looked like baby Bebe, too — scrolled by behind them.
Rexha — dressed in thigh-high boots and a flannel shirt over a snakeskin dress accentuated with dangling earrings and a chunky choker — added energy to the laid-back performance, inspiring the guys to get up from their seats and bounce along with her.
And if you were expecting a more choreographed performance, then you really weren’t listening to the song as it is clearly stated over and over again that “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.”
Watch their full performance below: