Ozzy Osbourne says ‘antisemitic’ Kanye West stole his music for new track

The rockstar, whose wife is Jewish, said he wanted nothing to do with West


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. 

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