Cher has joined the crop of fellow artists who’ve made their distaste for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame abundantly clear, saying in a recent interview that the folks behind the organization “can just go you-know-what themselves.”
The pop legend was a guest on a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, during which host Clarkson pointed out that Cher has No. 1 hits spanning seven decades — a milestone she shares only with The Rolling Stones.
“It took four of them to be one of me,” Cher said with a laugh. “And I’m not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! You know what, I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars. I’m not kidding you. I was about to say something else — I was about to say I’m not shitting you. I’m never changing my mind. They can just go you-know-what themselves.”
As Ultimate Classic Rock points out, Cher has been eligible for Rock Hall Induction since 1991, but hasn’t ever even gotten a nomination. She achieved her first No. 1 hit with the 1965 Sonny and Cher hit “I Got You, Babe,” and this October’s “DJ Play a Christmas Song” topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.
“I changed music forever with ‘Believe,’” Cher went on. We can’t disagree there. Watch her appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show below.
The Rock Hall Class of 2023 included Rage Against the Machine, Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott, and Kate Bush, just to name a few. As for Cher, her Christmas album is out now, featuring contributions from Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bublé, and even Tyga.