The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have officially been announced and making the list, Janet Jackson and late rapper, Tupac Shakur. The big question, however, is: Will Gene Simmons speak out this time?
Last year, the KISS frontman and rapper Ice Cube went head to head over N.W.A.’s induction into the 2016 Hall of Fame and Simmon’s continuous comments suggesting rappers shouldn’t be inducted. “Let me know when @JimiHendrix gets into the hip hop hall of fame. Than you’ll have a point,” Gene tweeted to Ice Cube after N.W.A.’s induction.
Ironically, just one year later, one of the most iconic rappers of all time has landed on the coveted list. To be nominated, artists must have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago — Pac released his first album 2Pacalyspse Now in 1991.
Of the 19 nominees, Janet Jackson also landed on the list. The beauty, who is expecting her first child with husband, Wissam Al Mana, later this year, also made the ballot last year.
Some of the other nominees include Pearl Jame, Chaka Khan, The Cars, Joan Baez, The Zombies, Kraftwerk, Yes, The Bad Brains, Chic, J. Geils Band, Jane’s Addiction, Joe Tex, Depeche Mode, MC5 and Steppenwolf.
The inductees will be announced in December 2016 and the official induction will be held in New York City in April 2017.
Kim Kardashian Savagely Claps Back At Lamar Odom Over Khloe Diss
Let’s be clear, Kim Kardashian isn’t a savage, but her clapback to Lamar Odom after he low key dissed her sister Khloe was pretty ferocious.
After Odom appeared on BET’s The Man Cave and told the hosts that he knew his marriage to Khloé was over “when she was with her second or third NBA ballplayer,” Kim got him all the way together.
“Or second or third brothel,” she shot back via Twitter.
The former NBA player reportedly frequented brothels including Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch were he infamously overdosed back in October 2015. Khloe helped nurse him back to health and even called off their divorce until he was fully recovered.
Odom told the hosts that he has nothing but love for her and wished well with her new relationship with Tristan Thompson and her pregnancy. “I’m happy for her! She took care of me,” he said. “She’ll be a good mother, for real. She’s a great woman.”
You can see the full episode of BET’s Mancave Thursday at 8/9c.
NEWS6 days ago
Jim Jones, Chrissy Lampkin Land On ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ … But Why???
NEWS6 days ago
Seal Goes After Stacey Dash, Fox News And Other Critics Over Oprah Meme Controversy
FASHION7 days ago
Critics Choice Awards 2018: Fashion Faves & Fails
MOVIES3 days ago
NAACP Image Awards: Twitter Goes Wild Following Ava DuVernay’s Powerful Speech
NEWS6 days ago
Tia Mowry Confirms Sex Of Baby No. 2! It’s A …
EXCLUSIVES3 days ago
Over-Zealous Fan Interrupts Jenifer Lewis On The Red Carpet … And It’s Hilarious!
NEWS7 days ago
Critics Choice Awards: Niecy Nash, Olivia Munn Hilariously Roast Mark Wahlberg & The Good Guys In Hollywood
NEWS2 days ago
Inside Toya Wright’s Star Studded Baby Shower + Her Baby’s Father Revealed