Kanye West criticized by Ozzy Osbourne, heir to Donna Summer, for allegedly using unauthorized samples for his new album


Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and the estate of late singer Donna Summer have publicly accused Kanye West of using recordings of his music without permission for the rapper’s latest album.

West’s album, “Vultures 1,” a collaboration with singer-rapper Ty Dolla $ign, hit streaming services early Saturday morning.

“Vultures 1” premiered at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday night, and clips from the show proliferated on social media, prompting a song “Carnival” that Osbourne took issue with for allegedly sampling a clip from a live performance. from 1983 by the Blacks. Sabbath song “Iron Man”.

In a social media post on Friday, Osbourne wrote that West, who performs under the name Ye, had “asked for permission to sample a section of a live performance of ‘Iron Man’ from 1983 at the USA Voiceless Festival and was denied permission because he is an anti-Semite and has caused unspeakable pain to many.”

Osbourne, who was nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, alleged that West “went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I don’t want any association with this man!”

West had previously sampled “Iron Man” in his 2010 song “Hell of a Life,” a section of which replaced the unauthorized sample in the final version of “Carnival” that was released Saturday.

CBS News has contacted representatives for Osbourne and West.

The inheritance of the deceased singer. donna summer She also alleged in a social media post Saturday that West used her 1977 hit “I Feel Love” without her permission in the new album’s song “Good (Don’t Die).”

In a statement posted on the late singer’s Instagram account, her estate wrote that “Kanye West… asked for permission to use Donna Summer’s song I Feel Love, was denied… changed the lyrics, someone changed it.” to sing or used AI, but it’s me. Feel the love…copyright infringement!!!” the post read.

Television personality Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne, was tagged in the post. In her own social media post on Saturday, Sharon Osbourne wrote that “the Osbourne family has never wanted any association with Kanye West.”

“I Feel Love” was featured prominently on Beyonce’s 2022 song “Summer Renaissance.”

As of 2022, the “Heartless” rapper faced significant backlash for a series of anti-Semitic statements that resulted in multiple suspensions from his then-Twitter and Instagram accounts. The consequences resulting from his anti-Semitic comments were immense. He was taken down from lucrative partnership deals with adidas and Gapand the School of the Art Institute of Chicago rescinded his honorary title. Comedian Stephen Colbert also he banned it from CBS’ “The Late Show.”

West’s X and Instagram accounts have since been refunded.

This isn’t the first time West has recreated an unauthorized display, either. On her debut album “The College Dropout,” rap legend Lauryn Hill denied authorizing the use of her song “Mystery of Iniquity.” On the final version, Chicago singer Syleena Johnson is credited with a role to fill out the vocals.

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