“I think he believes [the Hall of Fame] is straight for rock and rollers,” Cube told Stern. “I got a lot of respect for Gene Simmons. I’ve met him a couple of times. He’s actually pretty cool, but I just think he’s wrong on this.”
He continued, “Everybody’s got their own opinions. Gene is an OG in the game, but he’s just wrong on this. [Hip-hop] is a spirit and it’s been going on before they called it rock and roll.” Cube also laughed when Stern asked who would win in a fistfight. “I got that [Mike] Tyson inside game,” he joked.
Earlier, the Hall of Famer also discussed the N.W.A performance at the Rock Hall that never happened. “It was a thing where we wanted to do a big performance, especially with [Dr.] Dre. He didn’t want to do nothing little. He want to do everything big, so we were starting to put it together and then we realize that the Hall of Fame really didn’t give us the support we was looking for.” He added that it wasn’t a financial issue. “We weren’t looking for a lot of money. We was just looking for a table,” he offered with a laugh.
Listen to the full interview below: