Hip hop artist Talib Kweli has not taken too kindly to Gene Simmons’ recent pronouncement that he is “looking forward to the death of rap“. On his Twitter, Kweli responded with “Would it be unfair of me to say I’m looking forward to the death of @genesimmons or nah? Chuck Berry shits on Kiss“. As a parting blow, he posted some KRS-One lyrics on his Instagram page from the track “Hip Hop Lives”.
This has not the first time the KISS musician has evoked controversy in recent years; in 2014 he made similar comments about rock music in an interview with Empire, and in 2007 he famously called for all those who downloaded his music illegally to be sued.