Veteran R&B group the O’Jays protested about Justin Timberlake’s involvement in their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The group were introduced by the 24-year-old singer at the ceremony at in New York.
The O’Jays are best known for their disco 70s hits Love Train and Backstabbers.
Eddie Levert, 62, said they were unhappy about Timberlake inducting them into the Hall.
He said: “We protested, kicked and stomped. But it is out of our control.”
His bandmate Walter Williams, 61, added: “No offence to Justin, because he deserves the respect he has earned, but I could think of a few people who know more about our pain and suffering and history.”
U2 were inducted by Bruce Springsteen, the Pretenders by Neil Young (who then played a song with the band), and blues guitarist Buddy Guy by BB King and Eric Clapton – who also enjoyed a jam together.
Meanwhile, soul singer Percy Sledge by Rod Stewart at the lavish ceremony at ‘s the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.