Backstreet Boys honor Aaron Carter at London concert, brother Nick breaks down after emotional tribute
LONDON — A London concert that turned into an emotional tribute to Aaron Carter’s brother Nick after the former member of the group was shot and killed in a robbery attempt has ended with the surviving member of the Backstreet Boys breaking down in tears before a special performance on Saturday.
Nick, 20, was shot about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 following a robbery attempt at a Paris bar. He died of his injuries a short time later.
A Backstreet Boys tribute show was held Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
Nick’s mother, Judy, has struggled to get back her son’s memory after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus.
“I haven’t allowed myself to grieve for a long time,” Judy said. “I’m not angry at Aaron, and I want to be angry, but it’s gone too much, and I’m just not ready to be angry anymore.”
During the show, Nick’s siblings and the five members of the Backstreet Boys reunited at the O2 with Aaron to perform his hits for fans.
Nick’s other bandmate, Brian McKnight, sat with his sister, Brittany, during her solo performance.
Jermaine and Tameka Ray Brown were there for their sister, Britney Spears.
The couple is the parents of their 15-year-old daughter, who is expecting their first child later this month.
“I didn’t realize how much this meant to her,” Jermain Brown said after the show. “I just thought she was angry. How can someone be angry if they already have this child? She’s excited, and she has so much to smile about.”
Nick’s sisters, sisters-in-law and brother sat with him during his performance. He was remembered by his family as the man who was the best brother, father, son and friend who people loved.
“Nicky was a good man, with very little time in the spotlight,” Judy said during the tribute. “I wish he had spent more time in the spotlight, but we should’ve known that when he