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Hitmakers TLC, Nelly & Flo Rida Reflect On Their Favorite Hits Before Tour

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Hitmakers TLC, Nelly and Flo Rida are ready to hit the stage together this summer with their throwback tracks!

Ahead of their cross-country summer tour, the hit-making artists made some confessions in a PEOPLE exclusive clip of Live Nation’s concert confessions.

“He gave me the inspiration to add some melody to my style,” says Flo Rida, 39, about Nelly’s influence on his own music.

“He has a cute little grilled cheese,” says Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas about the “Ride Wit Me” singer.

In the video, Nelly, 44, gushes about the TLC girls, saying their music was about “being an assertive woman, knowing what you want.”

“I don’t know a guy at that time that wasn’t in love with TLC,” Nelly adds about the group, originally comprised of T-Boz, 49, Chilli, 48, and the late Left Eye. “They were strong, independent and they sounded dope.”

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“They can just take off their shirt and—,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins says before imitating a yell. “Everybody goes crazy,” Chilli adds.

“We gotta be up there sweating and dancing across the stage and doing almost the hammer dance, everything,” T-Boz laughs.

“They can just take off their shirt and—,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins says before imitating a yell. “Everybody goes crazy,” Chilli adds.

“We gotta be up there sweating and dancing across the stage and doing almost the hammer dance, everything,” T-Boz laughs.

“He took what was going on to a whole other level,” Nelly adds about the “Low” singer.

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Nelly had some of his own confessions to make. Though his journey to fame accelerated after the release of his album Country Grammar, he says he had to beg his label to let the album’s namesake be his first-ever single.

For TLC, the girls hope to leave a lasting legacy — 25 years after they dropped album Crazysexycool.

“I would like for us to be remembered for saving lives or making a difference,” says T-Boz. “Even songs like ‘No Scrubs,’ we bring it across in a way that’s not preachy but you get a deep message through it all.”

Tickets for TLC, Flo Rida and Nelly’s “energetic” summer tour are on sale now. The tour kicks off on July 23.

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