Ice Cube and Howard Stern Talk Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 'Straight Outta Compton' and More

It's been a pretty busy past couple of weeks for rapper/actor Ice Cube.

He recently stopped by the Howard Stern SiriusXM radio show to talk about his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hit movie Straight Outta Compton and the upcoming film Barbershop: The Next Cut.

Stern began his interview with Ice Cube by pointing out the last time he was on the Stern Show happened to be in 1998. Since then Cube has enjoyed continued success and more recently with the controversial and highly successful film, Straight Outta Compton, which chronicled the rise of the N.W.A. rap group.

As many already know Cube is a member of the group and together they were recently inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stern said that the group had been nominated before but was not inducted, however, that all changed with the success of Straight Outta Compton.

"Howard asked Ice to explain why they didn't perform at the Hall of Fame. Ice said they weren't really supporting them," according to MarksFriggin's rundown.

"He said they were just looking for a table down front. Howard said the production looks sort of cheap. Howard asked if he's correct.

Ice said he is. Howard said the performers look lost in the darkness.

Ice said that's right and you have to put your own production together. He said they started to do that but they had to pay for everything so they gave up."

Stern also brought up the argument that KISS's Gene Simmons and Cube had over the induction. Simmons said that N.W.A. was not rock n' roll and Cube said that he had met Simmons in the past and he was very nice.

However, this one statement happened to be wrong. Someone else wrote to Simmons on Twitter saying that hip-hop is there forever and that he should get use to it.

Cube said that Simmons can write to him when Jimi Hendrix is in the hip-hop gall of fame.

"Ice said Gene is just wrong in this. He said it's the spirit of the music. He said it was going on before they even called it rock and roll," according to MF.

"Robin said Ice is an innovator. She said they took it to a place that it hadn't been before."

Cube was open about the slight rift that was caused between him and the group when he decided to go solo. The rift is no longer there but for sometime he and group member Dr. Dre did not communicate. Cube told Stern that it was painful because Dr.

Dre was a mentor to him. Cube's parents both had good jobs at UCLA and he also got into the Phoenix Technical School for Architecture.

Cube said his parents were happy that he wasn't on the streets because he was hanging out with Dre. In the interview, Cube told Stern that the management wasn't "cutting the money up right."

"Howard asked if his view has changed about police at all. Ice said not really," according to MF.

"He said he likes good police but they criticize them for having a no snitching policy in their hoods but they have the same thing in the police.

He said he has a problem with the good cops when it comes to that."

Later on in the interview Cube and Stern chopped it up about his film career that started with Boyz N The Hood and has continued through to the upcoming Barbershop: The Next Cut film, scheduled to release on Friday April, 16.

Cube was a pretty open and honest guest on the Stern Show. You can listen to Ice Cube's interview with the Stern Show below.