Ozzy Osbourne and Kanye West are beefing after Kanye used a sample of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’ on his new album ‘Vultures’ even though he was denied permission.
On Friday (February 9), Ozzy took to social media to slam the rapper for using the Sabbath sample after the song was reportedly played during an event promoting Kanye’s new album with Ty Dolla $ign last Thursday (February 8).
In his social media post, Ozzy wrote:
“Kanye West ASKED PERMISSION TO SAMPLE A SECTION OF A 1983 LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “WAR PIGS” FROM THE US FESTIVAL WITHOUT VOCALS & WAS REFUSED PERMISSION BECAUSE HE IS AN ANTISEMITE AND HAS CAUSED UNTOLD HEARTACHE TO MANY.”
The post was later amended to say ‘Iron Man’ rather than ‘War Pigs’ (Ozzy must’ve got his Sabbath tunes confused).
The post continued, “HE WENT AHEAD AND USED THE SAMPLE ANYWAY AT HIS ALBUM LISTENING PARTY LAST NIGHT. I WANT NO ASSOCIATION WITH THIS MAN!”
Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon, who was raised Jewish, also hit out at the rapper, telling TMZ that he “f**ked with the wrong Jew this time.”
Sharon went on to say that someone from Kanye’s team had reached out to them 3 weeks ago asking for permission to sample the song, to which Ozzy and Sharon were told “absolutely not” to.
She also said that Ozzy rarely refuses artists who want to do this, but for Kanye, Ozzy had a “special f**king occasion to say no.”
According to Rolling Stone, Kanye has since removed the sample from the song and has replaced it with his own 2010 song ‘Hell Of A Life,’ which features a legal sample of ‘Iron Man.’
The controversy comes just months after Ozzy and Sharon dressed up as Kanye and his wife Bianca for Halloween, which had people confused as hell.
In other Ozzy news, the Prince of Darkness is planning to get back on stage for two final shows in the UK so he can thank his fans properly after a bunch of health complications have stopped him from performing.