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Two days after N.W.A was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where Ice Cube shared his thoughts on Gene Simmons comments about how the group should not be in the hall of fame because they weren’t in fact rock and roll, the Kiss member offered Ice Cube a response.

Check out what Gene Simmons said after the jump.

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Gene Simmons had some words for Ice Cubes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame speech. He said

“Let me know when @JimiHendrix gets into the hip hop hall of fame” he wrote today on Twitter. “Then youll have a point.”

Although the hip-hop hall of fame does not exist that comment was baseless. There are several musicians that have been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame who perform many genres of music such as Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, and the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” the “King of Soul” Mr. James Brown, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, and Marvin Gaye. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has never, in its entire history, limited itself to purely “rock” acts.

This all started just a few weeks ago back when Simmons stated in an interview with Rolling Stone that,

“I am looking forward to the death of hip-hop. You’ve got Grandmaster Flash in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Run-D.M.C. in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? You’re killing me. That doesn’t mean those aren’t good artists. But they don’t play guitar. They sample and they talk. Not even sing.”

Like Ice Cube said in his speech, ‘The question is, ‘Are we rock ‘n’ roll?'” he asked the crowd. “And I say — you goddamn right we rock ‘n’ roll. 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.”

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Source: Complex