Cyndi Lauper on not getting into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: “I don’t need a badge”

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While Cyndi Lauper was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, she didn’t make the list of the 2023 inductees. But it sounds like she’s not all that upset about it. At the Tribeca Festival premiere of her new doc, Let The Canary Sing, she told People how she felt about missing out this year.

“I always felt that rock ‘n’ roll could save the world, and as a rocker, you have to be an activist,” she says, noting that her goal as a musician has always been to make the world a better place.

“That will never change with me, whether I get a badge or not,” she shares. “I don’t need a badge. I need to be able to continue the work and help to make a difference.”

She adds, “You have to remember to be human and help other humans.”

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