Ozzy Osbourne criticized Kanye West for using a sample of his music without permission.
In a post on XOsbourne claims she denied a request for a portion of a 1983 live version of the Black Sabbath song War Pigs to be used on West’s new album, but heard it was used anyway during a listening party this week.
Osbourne wrote that he “denied permission because he is anti-Semitic and has caused untold pain to many.” He added: “I don’t want any association with this man!”
His wife, Sharon Osbourne, recently said the jewish chronicle: “Judaism is the only religion I have and the only one I feel comfortable with.”
At this week’s one-hour event in Chicago, West, also known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign premiered their joint project Vultures. The album was originally scheduled to be released in December. It was reported at the time that the delay was due to Nicki Minaj refusing to allow him to perform an old collaboration between the two. “Regarding Kanye: that train left the station, okay?” she said. “No disrespect in any way. I just released a new album. Why would you release a song that has been available for three years? Come on guys.”
Was reported that the livestream of the listening party was cut after West rapped the lyrics: “And I’m still crazy, bipolar, anti-Semitic. And I’m still the king.”
In late 2023, West apologized for his previous anti-Semitic comments, which included praising Adolf Hitler and threatening to carry out a “deadly scam 3” against the Jewish people.
His words drew the ire of Joe Biden and the Anti-Defamation League, referring to him as a “cruel anti-Semite” who “put Jews in danger.”
“I did not mean to hurt or degrade, and I am deeply sorry for any pain I caused,” West wrote in Hebrew on Instagram. “I am committed to starting with myself and learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future.”
West had previously paid tribute to Black Sabbath in Hell of a Life, inspired by the song Iron Man.
West has yet to make a statement in response.