JoJo, Jason Derulo brought to tears by pōwhiri ahead of New Zealand show

R&B singers JoJo and Jason Derulo have been brought to tears by a pōwhiri ahead of their performance on Thursday at Fridayz Live. 

The 'Get Out' singer posted a video on Instagram, revealing the traditional Māori welcome at the airport had left her a "hormonal emotional wreck". 

"They were all so humble and gracious," she said on the video which showed her receiving a korowai. 

"Elyse made me this beautiful piece. There's the chief saying that Elyse spent hours making it for me," she shared. 

"She even said that she knew some of my story and that she infused this with strength that would carry me through whatever my next chapter holds." 

"It's just so stunning," she said, clearly overwhelmed at the gift and wiping her eyes. 

"Several years ago I saw the haka performed for the first time online and it always moved me to tears. I don't know what it is," she said. 

Many of her fans commented on the piece, with one thanking her "for capturing this beautiful intimate moment." 

Derulo had yet to post on his social media channels about the welcome but could be seen in the footage. 

In September, he told The Project NZ he "can't wait" to play his hit song 'Savage Love' for the first time ever on New Zealand shores. 

Derulo said he "loved everything about" working with South Auckland music producer Jawsh 685 on the track, whose original tune 'Laxed-Siren Beat' became a TikTok phenomenon. 

"It reminded me of my Caribbean roots," he said. "That sound was very reminiscent of something I was used to, something that caught me, something that caught me in the heart. 

"I can't wait to perform it in New Zealand for the first time. I haven't performed it in New Zealand yet."