Even though the 2016 induction of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have past, the drama hasn’t let up.
Ice Cube and KISS frontman Gene Simmons have been going back and forth following Cube’s speech during N.W.A.’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In the speech, Cube clapped back at Simmons’ comments in a recent Rolling Stone article, where he said he couldn’t wait for hip-hop to die, and that he feels the genre should not be in a hall of fame for rock and roll. Read it in full here.
Cube wrote a lengthy reply via Twitter (so long that he had to attach a screenshot of a note to get everything in,) and Gene instantly replied on the social media account. Gene continues to push this narrative about a “Rap Fall Of Fame,” that exists in Neverland, because it is not a real place. When the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was founded over 25 years ago, it was founded to celebrate ALL musicians and music that have changed the world. Not just Rock. Unfortunately for Simmons, hip-hop shows no signs of slowing down, and next year Tupac becomes eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Buck up Gene, you’re going to have a long wait on that death of hip-hop. Check the exchange below.