Our thoughts are completely with Chilli right now! The TLC superstar has been forced to cancel a string of TLC performances in California this week, due to her losing her voice!
Regarding the Sacramento engagement, TLC’s concert management team released the following statement: “Unfortunately due to Chilli losing her voice, TLC must cancel their appearance tonight at the California State Fair. They were very much looking forward to performing at the State Fair this year and hope to see everyone soon.”
On her Twitter feed today (July 14), Chilli stated that she has had to follow doctor’s orders to rest, which results in the unfortunate cancellation of some of their upcoming shows, including the California State Fair, Sacramento (July 14) and the Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock (July 16).
It breaks my heart to tell our fans that we have to cancel our performance tonight at Sacramento because I lost my voice and my dr has me on strict voice rest. We want the fans at Sacramento to know we love them and thank them for their support.
“It breaks my heart to tell our fans that we have to cancel our performance tonight at Sacramento because I lost my voice and my dr has me on strict voice rest”, Chilli said in her statement. “We want the fans at Sacramento to know we love them and thank them for their support.”
Yes it breaks my heart too… And #Sacramento We’ll Come There Again 💋 I’m sure at some point… We love you all and thank u for all your support…but we need her to heal 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/AQEjDAe9ce
Stanislaus County Fair also released a statement, announcing En Vogue as the replacement for TLC.
“We are very disappointed TLC cancelled, especially because the community was extremely excited for the show. We know this is always a possibility in our line of business,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “We are still very excited to have En Vogue replacing them. We wish Chilli from TLC a fast recovery from losing her voice.”
We all wish Chilli a very speedy recovery. With lot’s of rest and TLC, she’ll be back on top form in no time!
TLC kick off their Amphitheater tour with Nelly & Flo Rida on July 23, starting in Tuscaloosa, AL.
STILL on voice rest😫 getting better but not at a 100% just yet. Sadly we will miss seeing the fans in Turlock. Thank u so much for ur prayers n well wishes. I'll be back on stage soon. 💪🏾
TLC said ‘Good Morning America‘ in style, as they gave the morning television show the ultimate dose of girl power, performing a fresh medley of their greatest hits!
T-Boz and Chilli took to the stage and performed a remix of their best-selling hits “No Scrubs” and “Waterfalls“, before their tour partners Nelly and Flo Rida followed shortly to perform a medley of their greatest hits.
The trio of musicians rejoined the stage together at the end to get “Low” to Flo Rida’s debut hit!
The superstars also took some time out for a Facebook Live interview for GMA in the shows green room.
“We talk about relatable issues that everybody can relate to, no matter what age you are”, T-Boz says about why their legacy stood the test of time.
T-Boz also offers some advice for up and coming musicians in the industry. “Be true to yourself. Respect yourself, and don’t compromise your integrity, morals or character for nothing or nobody”.
“That sounds like life, for me!”, Nelly exclaims. “It works”. Chilli adds, “And that’s a hard thing not to do. Don’t get lost in it”.
Nelly touched on what made him a fan of TLC. “TLC is ground breaking, not just for women, but for music in general. They were one of the first groups to take full control of who they are., and not be afraid to be aggressive and say, ‘no, this is how it’s going to be'”.
Their ‘HitMakers’ tour kicks off across North America this summer on July 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL and concludes on August 31 in Irvine, CA. Tickets are still available at LiveNation.com so don’t miss out, it’s going to be special!
TLC are the headline act at this year’s Twin Cities Pride on June 22 at Loring Park! To celebrate, the beautiful Chilli took some time out to speak to Alexis & Dawn at myTalk 107.1!
You guys have performed at a lot of Pride celebrations. What can we expect at Twin Cities Pride?
Chilli: Well, it’s always a big party. That’s the best way to describe a TLC performance. It’s very entertaining, super high energy. I still go to the gym — I work out, I’ll say that, in addition to everything else!
You are gonna do the songs we all know and love, right? Because Madonna said she isn’t going to do any of her old songs on her tour!
Chilli: Of course! I wouldn’t advise that, she’s the queen! I don’t know why she said that.
She gets a little crazy sometimes!
Chilli: You said that, not me! (laughs)
You had this tomboy image that I loved. I played with boys growing up, and it allowed me to be myself. Did you have any push back with your image when you first came out?
Chilli: Honestly, we did not, with the label. LA [Reid] understood 100% the type of group that we were — and still are. We like to call ourselves prissy tomboys, because we’re still feminine, but we don’t dress all extra, extra sexy.
Well, you’re the sexy one, Chilli!
Chilli: I don’t know how I got that title! When I think of ‘CrazySexyCool’, I think I’m more ‘cool’ than ‘sexy’. We argue that point all the time. But we like to think of it like it’s our version of ‘I’m Every Woman’.
Is the TLC Broadway show still in the works?
Chilli: Yes, we are. It’s funny, because I was not supposed to talk about that at the time (back in March). And I didn’t know until after the fact! Oops! Let’s just say, you heard right!
Do you make your own chili?
Chilli: I don’t even know how to make chili! That’s funny, right? And sadly, I can’t eat chili because I have acid reflux, it hurts my tummy. Maybe make me a white bean chili — and no meat!
What TV shows are you watching?
Chilli: I love Nat Geo Wild! I know, I’m boring. But it’s so soothing and relaxing, and I’m getting educated at the same time. I love Lifetime. I always get caught up in that show ‘Married At First Sight’. I would never do anything like that! I can’t believe they do it. It’s crazy. But it’s good.
Did your think you’d still be touring after all these years?
Chilli: I would always hope and pray that we would be the type of group that could. When your first starting out, you have all these hopes and dreams, and that drives you. When you get involved on the business side, it can taint those dreams. But you can’t let that happen. And when you’re in the studio recording, you hope and pray that this song has longevity. Only time will tell, you just never know. We are so blessed to have the catalog that we have and people still want to hear and see us. It’s amazing.
We think you’re the cool one! CrazySexyCool!
Chilli: You know what I mean? When you meet T-Boz, you tell her that! I think T-Boz is the sexy one, but we’re all crazy!
Tickets to see TLC at Twin Cities Pride still available atTCPride.org!
TLC spill on some of the embarrassing moments that have happened to them while on tour or a live performance!
Speaking to ET! Live in May, T-Boz and Chilli reveal some of those moments along with their current Live Nation touring partners, rappers Nelly and Flo Rida.
Ever Forgotten lyrics?
Nelly: I sang the whole verse of the song, twice! Back to back on stage!
T-Boz: They be like ‘that’s the second verse twice!’ (Whispers) Shut up!
Chilli: I did that recently, with Weezer. I did. Because I’m not used to anybody singing the verses. So, he was singing the first verse, and I came in on the nose. Then I came in on the second verse, and I was going to sing the first verse again, for the second! I was like, oh my gosh! That was so crazy.
Nelly: But the thing is, if you ever have the pleasure to have been in this thing for as long as we have, and the success, you’re gonna forget some things! Snoop has a teleprompter!
T-Boz: I remember mostly everything I sing, but we don’t sing the one’s I don’t remember! Okay?
Ever Been Injured On Stage?
T-Boz: I’ve had some sprains.
Chilli: I have too.
Nelly: I fell off the stage! They had these speakers set up, and I thought they were set up the same on the other side, and I had on sunglasses so it was dark. So, we look for the neon tape on the stage. On the other side, I thought I saw the tape, but the speakers were in a triangle, and there was a hole right there set up in triangles. And I went, straight down!
T-Boz: Did you get hurt?
Nelly: My ego!
T-Boz: I fell one time, but you just gotta get back up and act like it don’t hurt, but you be dying!
Nelly: You be sore. Sprained my whole front shin up.
Flo Rida: I’ve had multiple falls (laughs).
T-Boz: I’ve never done that in TLC, though. I fell in a play of all things.
Chilli: You did trip once, though.
T-Boz: Yeah, I did on Arsenio. That was Lisa’s fault. She would always hit us in the head with awards and stuff!
Chilli: She was so clumsy! Not just awards — the mics, everything!
Ever had to lip sync?
T-Boz: Remember at the Grammys and the mic’s were broke? This was the most God-awful show. We were supposed to sing live, but the mic’s didn’t fit, and it was live so they just pushed us out there with nothing and played the track.
Chilli: In seconds! So we were like, instead of pretending, let’s just go out there with nothing!
T-Boz: And just sing, because it was live so you just do what you had to do. So they just played the track.
Nelly: They did that with Soul Train. Everybody did lip sync on that. I used to think they were lying, but do you see any chords to any microphones? The band wasn’t plugged in, the guitars weren’t plugged in, I was like, oh man!
Chilli: Top Of The Pops, too. Remember that in London?
Nelly: Overseas a lot.
T-Boz: Yeah, they want you to.
Get tickets to see TLC on tour with Nelly and Flo Rida this summer at LiveNation.com!