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Awards and honors are usually seen as accomplishments and major achievements, but some celebrities have proven that they are too cool to be honored with a superficial award or induction. 

DETAILS: SAY WHAT?! Axl Rose Turns Down Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction?

Guns ‘N Roses frontman Axl Rose stunned the music community when he wrote a letter to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame declining his induction. 

Most musicians dream of the day when their name is hanging next to music greats like Elvis or Jimi Hendrix, but not Axl Rose; he actually can’t stand the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. 

Mentioning that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame doesn’t dictate his importance or the impact he has made in music, Axl politely declined their offer. 

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Axl Rose joins the list of many artists who have politely and not so politely turned down awards and honors over the years. 

Jay-Z boycotted the Grammys twice, once in 1999 and again in 2002.

But if it weren’t for Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff’s refusal to attend the Grammys in 1989 after finding out the award show wouldn’t be airing hip-hop acceptance speeches, Jay may have never been inspired to say, ‘Hell no, I won’t go.’

In 1989, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, and Kid N’ Play all refused to attend the Grammy Awards. 

GlobalGrind rounded up 7 other artists who refused to attend award shows or down right refused to accept an award. 

Check out the 7 artists who put their foot down in the gallery above!

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