Cher has choice words for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after snub

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Cher is sounding off on her snub from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The music icon, during an appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" Friday, said the museum's voting committee can "go you-know-what themselves."

"You know what, I wouldn't be in it now if they gave me a million dollars," she told host Kelly Clarkson. "I'm never going to change my mind."

Clarkson shared her disbelief as the audience gasped. "Wait, are you serious?" the "Stronger" singer said. "I'm not kidding you," Cher responded.

December 8, 2023: Cher performs onstage during iHeartRadio z100's Jingle Ball 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
December 8, 2023: Cher performs onstage during iHeartRadio z100's Jingle Ball 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In an email to USA TODAY, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame declined to comment.

The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in September included inductees Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine and The Spinners. While this year's nominations were Crow's and Nelson's first, the two have been eligible since 2018 and the '80s, respectively. Elliott was the lone act to be inducted on her first year of eligibility.

Clarkson earlier shared how the 77-year-old singer recently made history.

"DJ Play a Christmas Song," from Cher's latest album, "Christmas," topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart last week, which means the music legend now has had a No. 1 record in each of the last seven decades.

Cher and The Rolling Stones are the only two artists to reach that milestone, but as the "Believe" singer said with a laugh, "It took four of them to be one of me."

Cher went on to tout more accolades, including the success of her best selling single and one of the biggest-selling singles ever.

"I changed music forever with 'Believe,'" she said.

Clarkson said like the hit 1998 track, "DJ Play a Christmas Song" has the same quintessential Cher "vibe," adding, "No one has that sound."

Cher released her first Christmas album in October. The album's lead single, "DJ Play a Christmas Song," debuted this week on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart, the singer's first time on the chart according to Forbes. The single also earned the singer and actress her first top 10 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Contributing: KiMi Robinson

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cher reacts to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub, critiques Rolling Stones