Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has called out rapper Kanye West, whom he said is “antisemite”, for using a sample of his music without permission and said that he wants “no association with this man.” Osbourne took to Instagram, where he shared that he had denied the request for a portion of a 1983 live version of the Black Sabbath song, War pigs to be used on West’s new album.
However, he claimed that he heard it was used anyway during a listening party. The rocker wrote on Instagram: “Kanye West asked permission to sample a section of a 1983 live performance of Iron Man from the US festival without vocals and was refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many.”
Osbourne added: “He went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I want no association with this man.” According to reports, his wife, Sharon, recently told the Jewish Chronicle: “Judaism is the only religion I have, and the only one with which I feel comfortable.” This week’s one-hour event in Chicago saw West, and Ty Dolla $ign premiere their joint project Vultures. The album was originally set to drop in December.
It was reported that a live feed of the listening party was shut off after West rapped the lyrics: “And I’m still crazy, bipolar, antisemite. And I’m still the king.” At the end of 2023, West apologised for his previous antisemitic comments, that included praising Adolf Hitler and threatening to go “death con 3” on Jewish people. His words drew fire from Joe Biden and the Anti-Defamation League, referring to him as a “vicious antisemite” who “put Jews in danger.”
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