Ozzy Osbourne slams ‘antisemite’ Kanye West for using Black Sabbath sample against his wishes

'I want no association with this man!'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th February 2024

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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