Rapper MC Ren Slams Gene Simmons
As already reported by OFF#ROCK, in a recent interview KISS's Gene Simmons predicted that rap would soon die out, and he'll be the first one to dance on its grave.
Now MC Ren of N.W.A. has slammed Simmons for the negative comments the KISS bassist/vocalist made about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inducting rap artists.
"That dude is real arrogant," the rapper told Rolling Stone. "It's like, how he's looking at us, how he know that people before him in rock and roll don't look at him like that? How he know The Beatles or Muddy Waters, if he was still around, don't look at him as a gimmick? Who is he to say anything if he's wearing makeup and heels and sticking out his tongue every 10 seconds of his show? Come on, man, that's a gimmick."
He continued: "What if Paul McCartney said, 'You shouldn't be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?' What if The Rolling Stones said, 'Y'all shouldn't be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,' how would he feel then? He would look stupid. If you asked around, and you asked enough rock and roll greats, them dudes is a joke.
"He's probably so salty because hip-hop groups got in before he did, like RUN-DMC, BEASTIE BOYS, GRANDMASTER FLASH and the FURIOUS FIVE and PUBLIC ENEMY. I think he was mad they got in before he did, but that's what it is. And, Im'ma tell you this right now, you can quote this: 'Fuck Tha Police' is way more rock and roll than 'I want to rock and roll all night and party every day.' Come on, man."
Ren also made it clear that he believes rap music isn't going away anytime soon. "Hip-hop is here to stay, man," he said: "For real. You need to just get used to that. He don't have a choice, man. And they ain't gonna kick us out of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame because he says so. You don't own the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame."