In an interview with the New York Times, Cube relayed the disappointing news — citing creative differences between the group and the ceremony’s planners.
“I guess we really didn’t feel like we were supported enough to do the best show we could put on,” he said. “We wanted to do it on a whole other level, and that just couldn’t happen. But we’re totally honored, humbled and appreciative to the Hall for even just considering us, inducting us and inviting us.”
N.W.A. won’t be the first act to gain a spot in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Public Enemy, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are among the legendary rockers to be inducted. But Gene Simmons voiced that the Hall should be limited to guitar players and singers (or not hip-hop.) But Cube thoroughly disagrees.
The 31st annual induction ceremony is scheduled to take place April 8 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Afterwards, it’ll head to HBO to be televised on April 30. In the meantime, we’ll be re-watching N.W.A. videos and snagging a copy of Straight Outta Compton.