Rock & Roll Hall Inductee Ice Cube Reflects on N.W.A. Days

"People thought we was, y'know, straight from hell," he said.

"I'm honored, I'm humbled, I'm grateful, I never thought it would happen," Ice Cube told ABC News. "The way we were treated by music when we first came out, people thought we was, y'know, straight from hell, y'know what I'm saying?"

Cube said rap music definitely belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"It's cool that y'know after 30 years, people realize that we were rock and roll, y'know? We were outside the box, we were coming from the heart, we was being honest with what we wanted to do, and it landed us in the Hall of Fame," he continued.