2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: LL Cool J Out, Nina Simone In

by Krystal Franklin

December 13, 2017

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees have been announced and Nina Simone will finally have her rightful place amongst the greats.

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But it was LL Cool J‘s snub who has some wondering how the hip hop icon didn’t make the final list of inductees. Just last week the 49-year-old solicited fans to vote on Twitter.

Regardless of the snub, LL has had a hell of a year, NCIS: LA is in its ninth season and just last month he graduated from Harvard. And earlier this month he became the first rapper to be honored by the Kennedy City Honors.


Other inductees include Bon Jovi and The Cars. The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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