Ozzy Osbourne has blasted Kanye West as "an antisemite".
The 75-year-old rocker hit out at Kanye for reportedly using a sample of Black Sabbath’s 'War Pigs' in a song on his and Ty Dolla $ign’s new album 'Vultures'.
Ozzy fumed on X: ".@kanyewest ASKED PERMISSION TO SAMPLE A SECTION OF A 1983 LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “WAR PIG” 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! (sic)."
West, who now refers to himself as Ye, hosted a live 'Vultures' listening party in Chicago this week.
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Veeps, which was streaming the event, shut down the live feed after a lyric where Ye said, "And I’m still crazy, bipolar, anti-Semite. And I’m still the king".
Meanwhile, Kanye and Ty Dolla $ign's 'Vultures' was originally set to drop on December 15, before a representative for Kanye confirmed it would actually arrive on February 9.
It has gone through several date changes, with fans anticipating the record on New Year’s Eve, then January 12, and January 19, before the month was swapped.
They have encountered several issues, struggling to get samples cleared. It's said to feature a Backstreet Boys sample of their 90s' hit 'Everybody'.
What's more, there were plans for Nicki Minaj's unreleased tune 'New Body' to feature, which was originally set to feature on Kanye's LP 'Yandhi' in 2018 but was scrapped.
And Nicki didn't want an old song to be used.
The record will be the first project for Kanye since he sabotaged his career by making a series of controversial antisemitic statements, which led to a number of brands cutting ties with him.