Ozzy Osbourne slams ‘antisemite’ Kanye West for using Black Sabbath sample against his wishes
'I want no association with this man!'
Ozzy Osbourne has hit out at Kanye West after the rapper used a sample of a Black Sabbath performance without permission.
The rock legend blasted Kanye as an ‘antisemite who has cause untold heartache to many’.
He clarified that Kanye had asked permission to use a sample of Iron Man from a 1983 live show, and was refused.
But the 46-year-old rapper used the sample anyway at an album listening party over the weekend.
Ozzy wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “I want no association with this man!”
Ozzy’s wife Sharon Osbourne also hit out at Kanye West, writing: “Welcome to the Carnival @kanyewest #permissionnotgranted #ironman”
Over the last several years, Kanye West has lost several high-profile brand deals – including with Adidas, Gap, and Balenciaga – over his antisemitic remarks.
And now he’s upset one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most legendary figures, 75-year-old Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy’s full statement on X said: “@kanyewest asked permission to sample a section of a 1983 live performance of “iron man” from the us festival without vocals & was refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many.
“He went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I want no association with this man!”
A similar incident erupted earlier this year when Manc music legend Johnny Marr slammed Donald Trump for using a The Smiths song at a political rally.
Marr wrote at the time: “I never in a million years would’ve thought this could come to pass. Consider this sh*t shut right down right now.”
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