(LOOTPRESS) – Legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne did not hold back on Friday when taking rapper Kanye West to task for an alleged violation of copyright law.
The Black Sabbath founding member sounded off on Friday afternoon, accusing West of using a sampled portion from a 1983 performance of the song “War Pigs” despite having been denied clearance to do so.
“Kanye West ASKED PERMISSION TO SAMPLE A SECTION OF A 1983 LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ‘WAR PIG[S]’ FROM THE US FESTIVAL WITHOUT VOCALS & WAS REFUSED PERMISSION BECAUSE HE IS AN ANTISEMITE AND HAS CAUSED UNTOLD HEARTACHE TO MANY,” read a post stylized in all-caps from Osborne’s social media accounts.
The statement accused the producer of antisemitism and further declared his wishes not to be associated with West in any capacity whatsoever.
“HE WENT AHEAD AND USED THE SAMPLE ANYWAY AT HIS ALBUM LISTENING PARTY LAST NIGHT. I WANT NO ASSOCIATION WITH THIS MAN!”
The offense in question came on Thursday at a listening party for West’s upcoming album Vultures.
West himself is no stranger to controversy, having consistently been a polarizing figure in national media since first coming to prominence in the early 2000s.