(AllHipHop News) During the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Friday, NWA has some words to say about KISS’ Gene Simmons. The legendary rock star had recently made controversial comments about the state of Hip Hop, and how it is slowly leading to its death. However, NWA’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kind of show’s that the genre isn’t going anywhere. According to XXL when the West Coast group approached the stage, MC Ren and Ice Cube took some time to say something about Simmon’s recent comments.
“And I want to say to Mr. Gene Simmons, hip-hop is here forever! Get used to it! Get used to it! We supposed to be here!” Ren told the crowd. Adding to his point, Ice Cube noted, “The question is, ‘Are we Rock N Roll?’” he added. “And I say — you g###### 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. 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.”
Following Ren’s comments, Simmons went to Twitter to respond to the comments:
This isn’t the first time Gene Simmons hated on Hip Hop. In 2014, Chuck D had to call him out for his comments on Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that year as well.
Gene Simmons can hate all he wants, but when Hip Hop is considered one of the most listened to genre’s on a brand new platform, it only shows that the genre isn’t going anywhere.