It came as a surprise because those inducted usually perform. Why won’t N.W.A. perform? Ice Cube told the New York Times, “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.” Gene Simmons of KISS said the Hall of Fame should only be for those that play an instrument or sing. Cube’s response? Over here.