Rock star Ozzy Osbourne has lashed out at rapper Kanye West calling him an ‘antisemite’ in a dispute over the use of a sample in one of West’s song.
In a post on Twitter/X, Osbourne said that he denied West permission to use a sample of a 1983 version of a Black Sabbath song, but found out the rapper had used it anyway.
He wrote: “Kanye West 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!
In an interview last year, Ozzy’s wife Sharon, told the Jewish Chronicle: “Judaism is the only religion I have, and the only one with which I feel comfortable.”
West’s listening party where the Osbourne sample was played allegedly got shown down after West performed the words: “And I’m still crazy, bipolar, antisemite. And I’m still the king.”
In March 2023, Kanye West said that he “liked Jewish people again” after a series of public antisemitic tirades, including saying he was going ‘death con 3 on Jewish people” caused him to lose sponsorship deals.