Sufjan Stevens and Gallant covered Drake's "Hotline Bling," complete with dance moves (VIDEO).

Sufjan Stevens Covered “Hotline Bling” and His Dance Moves Rivaled Drake’s in Awkwardness 

Sufjan Stevens Covered “Hotline Bling” and His Dance Moves Rivaled Drake’s in Awkwardness 

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Nov. 2 2015 11:44 AM

Sufjan Stevens Covered “Hotline Bling” and His Dance Moves Rivaled Drake’s in Awkwardness  

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Sufjan Stevens performed Drake's “Hotline Bling”complete with yellow trucker hat.

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At his show in Jersey City Saturday night, Sufjan Stevens became the latest in a line of artists (including Justin Bieber and Erkyah Badu) to cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” He was joined onstage by Gallant, and in a tribute to the 6 God, both artists also performed their best Drake-inspired goofy dance moves.

Stevens’ shuffles and hand-waves are a little jerkier than Drakes, who prefers a fluid series of thrusts and wiggles, but the moves are in line with the cover, which is also punchier. Meanwhile Gallant goes full-on falsetto during the chorus, which is almost as impressive as Stevens’ 30-second dance breakdown (3:26). Overall it’s a fitting tribute, complete with a giant picture of Drake.