J. Cole iHeartRadio Backstage Q&A: Collaborating With TLC, Meeting Elton John

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J. Cole performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On the night of his performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival performance, J. Cole took time to chat with Billboard's Andrew Hampp about his new music and plans for the near future.

Cole was full of enthusiasm, remarking on the wide variety of legendary artists on hand; in fact, he'd just met Elton John himself. He spoke about one of his personal muses, the reunited girl group TLC, whom he collaborated with on "Crooked Smile," a track from his new album "Born Sinner."

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Is J planning on collaborating on TLC's new material? Was his What Dreams May Come Tour inspired by the Robin Williams/Cuba Gooding, Jr. flick of the same title? Check out his responses in the video above.

And be sure to catch Billboard's recap of all of Friday's iHeartRadio action here.

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