Ozzy Osbourne Slams Kanye West Over Antisemitic Row And Unauthorized Song Sample
As the year 2024 unfolds, various global events are set to shape the narrative, including elections, conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and significant developments in climate, space exploration, and AI. Amidst these events, the clash between rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and rapper Kanye West has taken center stage.
Ozzy Osbourne publicly criticized Kanye West for using a sample of a Black Sabbath song without permission. Specifically, West reportedly used a portion of the 1983 live version of “War Pigs” during a recent listening party, despite Osbourne’s explicit denial of permission.
In a social media post, Osbourne accused West of being an antisemite, stating that he refused permission due to West’s alleged antisemitic views, which Osbourne believes have caused significant harm. The rock star emphatically declared, “I want no association with this man!”
Sharon Osbourne’s Perspective
Adding to the controversy, Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, expressed her commitment to Judaism and distanced herself from West’s actions, emphasizing her discomfort with any association with antisemitism.
The Listening Party
The incident occurred during a one-hour listening party in Chicago, where Kanye West, also known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign premiered their joint project, “Vultures.” The delay in the album’s release was previously attributed to Nicki Minaj’s refusal to feature an old collaboration.
West’s Previous Antisemitic Comments
This clash comes on the heels of Kanye West’s previous antisemitic comments at the end of 2023, which drew criticism from various quarters, including Joe Biden and the Anti-Defamation League. West later apologized on Instagram, expressing regret and a commitment to greater sensitivity.
No Response from Kanye West
As the controversy unfolds, Kanye West has yet to make a statement in response to Ozzy Osbourne’s allegations and public denouncement.
The clash between Ozzy Osbourne and Kanye West adds a new layer to the ongoing discourse surrounding unauthorized usage of artistic work and the broader issue of antisemitism. The repercussions of this public spat remain to be seen as the music industry and fans await Kanye West’s response.
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