Presenter Kelly Rowland speaks on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

Presenter Kelly Rowland speaks on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

*The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place Thursday night at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, honoring Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Quincy Jones, Albert King, Heart, Randy Newman, Rush and Lou Adler.

Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson were among the celebs ushering Summer into the Rock Hall, while Public Enemy’s Chuck D recalled his own adoration for Summer, who died on May 17, 2012. “I would’ve loved to do ‘The Hustle’ with her,” he said of his dream collaborations with this year’s class. “I had a big crush on Donna Summer my whole life.”

Inductee Chuck D of Public Enemy speaks in the press room at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

Inductee Chuck D of Public Enemy speaks in the press room at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

Spike Lee – dressed in his Mookie getup from “Do The Right Thing,” joined Harry Belafonte to induct Public Enemy.  Chuck D definitely won the award for best speech in the press room, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as he poked fun at Flavor Flav’s rambling acceptance, which ran some 30 minutes long. But D felt that was precisely his longtime bandmate’s purpose: to confound.

“His job is to make you go ‘What the f—?’”

Oprah Winfrey and Usher helped Quincy Jones enter the Rock Hall. View more event and press room pics from last night below.

Public Enemy presenters Harry Belafonte (L) and Spike Lee

Public Enemy presenters Harry Belafonte (L) and Spike Lee

(L-R) Inductees Flava Flav, Professor Griff and Chuck D accept award on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

(L-R) Inductees Flava Flav, Professor Griff and Chuck D accept award on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

Singer Jennifer Hudson performs

Quincy Jones presenter Oprah Winfrey

Quincy Jones presenter Oprah Winfrey

 

Singer Usher presents inductee Quincy Jones (L) the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement

Singer Usher presents inductee Quincy Jones (L) the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement

Singer Usher presents inductee Quincy Jones (L) the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement

Usher

(L-R) Evelyn Smith and Alice Johnson accept award on behalf of Albert King

(L-R) Evelyn Smith and Alice Johnson accept award on behalf of Albert King

 

Inductee Hank Shocklee of Public Enemy poses in the press room at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

Inductee Hank Shocklee of Public Enemy

Musician Booker T. Jones poses in the press room at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles

Musician Booker T. Jones

Singer Harry Belafonte

Singer Harry Belafonte