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Ozzy Osbourne Criticizes Kanye West For Using Black Sabbath Sample

Ozzy Osbourne Criticizes Kanye West For Using Black Sabbath Sample

Entertainment Desk 27 Feb , 2024 11:45 PM GMT

  • Ozzy Osbourne spoke out against Kanye West's unauthorized sample use.

  • Osbourne emphasized the importance of not promoting discrimination.

  • West issued an apology to the Jewish community for past antisemitic remarks.

Ozzy Osbourne Criticizes Kanye West For Using Black Sabbath Sample
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After Ozzy Osbourne criticized Kanye West for using a Black Sabbath sample without permission, the frontman explained his reasons for speaking out. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Osbourne expressed his frustration, stating that no one else took action regarding the unauthorized use of the sample. He emphasized the importance of not promoting discrimination in any form, especially given the current social climate.

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Osbourne specifically referenced West's history of antisemitic remarks, including instances where the rapper made offensive comments towards the Jewish community. West later issued an apology to the Jewish community for his past statements. Osbourne made it clear that he did not want his work associated with any form of hate speech or discrimination.

The initial dispute arose when Osbourne learned that West intended to use a Black Sabbath sample on his album, despite being denied permission. Although there was confusion about the specific song being sampled, Osbourne remained steadfast in his decision to distance himself from West.

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While West ultimately found a way to include a version of the sample in his music, Osbourne and his wife, Sharon Osbourne, stood by their stance of not wanting to be associated with someone who spreads hate. Sharon Osbourne echoed her husband's sentiments, emphasizing that excuses such as mental health issues do not justify promoting hate speech.

The incident highlighted the importance of artists respecting intellectual property rights and the ethical considerations involved in music sampling. It also underscored the responsibility of public figures to be mindful of the impact of their words and actions on others.

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