Ice Cube, Gene Simmons beef over NWA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Hip Hop And Rock Legends In A War Of Words

Kiss's Gene Simmons probably won't be checking out "Barbershop: The Next Cut" this weekend.

The rocker took exception to gangsta rap group N.W.A.'s inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a building whose name Simmons clearly takes quite literally. Ice Cube, arguably the biggest crossover star of the infamous crew (sorry, Dr. Dre), isn't feeling the aging guitarist's criticism.

"We invent it. Y'all reprint it," Cube tweeted, citing Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Chubby Checker. Well, technically he invoked "Chubby Checkers," but, whatever.

Simmons shot back on the same social media platform: "Respect NWA, but when Led Zep gets into Rap Hall of Fame, I will agree with your point."

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FEBRUARY 18: (L-R) Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock and roll band Kiss pose for a portrait for the cover of their self-entitled first album 'Kiss' which was released on February 18, 1974. (Photo by Ginny Winn/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - MAY 31: Bassist Gene Simmons of the rock and roll band Kiss performs onstage at the Civic Auditorium on May 31, 1974 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: (L-R) Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' pose for a portrait session backstage on May 31, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Gene SIMMONS and KISS and Peter CRISS and Paul STANLEY and Ace FREHLEY; L-R: Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons - posed, group shot (Photo by Steve Morley/Redferns)
Left to right: bassist Gene Simmons, guitarist Paul Stanley and drummer Peter Criss, of American heavy metal group Kiss, backstage, circa 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, USA - 16th MAY: Bassist Gene Simmons from rock group Kiss performs live on stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit during the concert recording of Alive! on 16th May 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
Bassist Gene Simmons, of American rock group Kiss, in Detroit, Michigan, May 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1976: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' joke around with fans and cause mayhem at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in February 1976 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: American rock group Kiss, sporting their face paint and costumes, visit London at the start of their first European tour on May 10, 1976 in London, England. The group are lead singer Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley, drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Paul Stanley. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1976: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' joke around with fans and cause mayhem at Grauman's Chinese Theatre with radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer in February 1976 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Bassist Gene Simmons (left) and guitarist Ace Frehley performing with American rock group Kiss at Hammersmith Odeon in London, 16th May 1976. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - 23rd MAY:(Clockwise from top left) Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley of Kiss pose for a studio group portrait at the RAI Congrescentrum on 23rd May 1976 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
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LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' performing onstage in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait with the rock band 'Kiss' in full regalia in circa 1977 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Elton John, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' perform onstage in circa 1977 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 24: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss (on drums) of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' perform onstage on July 24, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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There was some stuff before that, like Simmons saying he's looking forward to the "death of rap."

And at their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame moment, N.W.A. members Cube and MC Ren addressed Simmons directly and also the idea of including groups from a different musical genre. The short versions: hip-hop is forever, and N.W.A. is definitely rock and roll — in spirit.

Below are the tweets — let us know whose side you're on in the comments section.

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