Thursday 04 October 11:17 a.m.
By Jay-Jay Feeney
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean was pulled over in Hollywood around 1 AM when the LAPD noticed a problem with his license plates.
Once the boybander got out of the car, the plea for mercy was on ... with McLean explaining how he just wrapped up a concert tour.
Unfortunately, the officer seemed to be more of a New Kids on the Block fan ... and at one point, McLean says, "We actually just got off tour with them."
So how did it end? Turns out, McLean's registration was fine -- but the cop issued AJ a citation for not having the proper proof of insurance.