Gene Simmons Of Kiss

Ice Cube Responds To Kiss’ Gene Simmons Over Rock N’ Roll’s Origins: “We Invent It, Y’all Reprint It” (Updated)


Rapper/actor Ice Cube has fired back at KissGene Simmons latest response. If you’re unaware, Simmons recently proclaimed that “rap will die.” This led N.W.A. to publicly call out Simmons during their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction over the weekend, with Ice Cube later going on to say:

“The question is, ‘Are we rock ‘n’ roll?’ 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.”

Simmons then took to Twitter to respond to Ice Cube, offering:

“Respectfully– let me know when @JimiHendrix gets into the hip hop hall of fame. Then youll have a point. @icecube”

Now, Ice Cube has hit back, bringing the substantial contributions of African-Americans to early rock n’ roll into the matter:

Simmons has since responded in turn:

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