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Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously. The late icons will join rock legends Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and The Doobie Brothers.

Whitney, who died in 2012 at age 48, is among four artists inducted after being added to the ballot for the first time. The Doobie Brothers, Biggie and T-Rex are the others.

Whitney remains one of the best-selling artists of all time, selling 200 million albums worldwide.

Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace, is best known for his rap hits "Juicy" and "Big Poppa." His posthumous album Life After Death, featuring hits like "Mo Money Mo Problems" and "Hypnotize," is one of the few rap albums to be certified Diamond by the RIAA.

B.I.G. became the first rap artist to earn multiple No. 1 singles after his death.

He was gunned down at the peak of his career in 1997 at age 24. His murder remains unsolved.

TI and Tupac corsets

Rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris responded in typical T.I. fashion when his followers disrespected his Tupac Shakur tribute on Instagram.com.

Lesane Parish Crooks, aka Tupac Shakur, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, April 7.

T.I., 36, was among a handful of celebs paying homage to the late rap icon who was shot to death in 1996 at age 25.

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Beyonce costume

A NY Times writer is on the hot seat for questioning singer Beyonce's status as a fashion Icon. Writer Vanessa Friedman questioned why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland included 7 of Beyonce's tour costumes in an exhibit in the Legends of Rock section. Friedman notes that Beyonce is not a legend of rock music, nor is she a fashion icon.

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