Gene Simmons SLAMS Ice Cube For N.W.A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

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Gene Simmons and Ice Cube have clashed over N.W.A's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

The KISS icon previously said he was "looking forward to the death of rap", which hadn't gone down too well with the hip hop pioneers, who were inducted this year alongside Steve Miller, Deep Purple, Chicago and Cheap Trick.

During a passionate speech over the weekend, Ice Cube justified his group's inclusion in the Hall of Fame by pointing out that rock music is about the "spirit" rather than the genre.

He said: "Rock 'n' Roll is not an instrument. It's not even a style of music. It's a spirit that's been going on since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, rock 'n' roll, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock, and yes, hip-hop.

"Rock 'n' Roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and life. That is rock 'n' roll and that is us."

Ice Cube - Straight Outta Compton
The band's career was recently turned into a blockbuster biopic

The rapper stood by the group - who are seen as one of the pioneers of the genre, and went on to sell over 10 million records in the US alone - and shared his speech with Simmons on Twitter.

He captioned it: "@genesimmons I repeat. And say this with a Kiss."

However, Simmons - whose band KISS were inducted in 2014, alongside Nirvana, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt - dismissed the argument and stood his ground.

He tweeted: "Cube - I stand by my words. Respect NWA, but when Led Zep gets into Rap Hall of Fame, I will agree with your point."
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