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Ice Cube and Gene Simmons war on Twitter over NWA honour

TWITTER SPAT: Gene Simmons (left) and Ice Cube

ICE CUBE has fired back at Kiss frontman Gene Simmons over the recent objection he made about NWA's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

The hip-hop group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame last Friday (Apr 8) alongside Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and songwriter/producer Bert Berns during a ceremony at the Barclay's Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

After Gene Simmons tweeted saying "let me know when Jimi Hendrix gets into the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame", Ice Cube has now responded by pointing out the black influence on the genre of rock and roll.

"Who stole the soul? Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Chubby Checkers help invent Rock n Roll. We invent it. Y'all reprint it," Ice Cube wrote on Twitter.

Clearly not impressed with the iconic hip hop group’s inclusion, Simmons responded:

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

The social media war of words comes after the Kiss frontman hit out at hip-hop in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last week.

“I am looking forward to the death of rap,” he told the magazine.

“I'm looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I'm concerned, is by definition lyric and melody … or just melody."

After the Kiss frontman's comments, NWA's MC Ren decided to name-check him at the Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday.

“I want to say to Mr Gene Simmons that hip-hop is here forever. We're supposed to be here,” he told the crowd.

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