In an all-caps social post shared this afternoon (February 9th), Ozzy called out the controversial rapper for using a sample of a "War Pigs" live performance during West's album listening party last night in Chicago.
According to the heavy-metal icon, West asked for permission to use a vocal-less clip of Ozzy and his band performing the Black Sabbath staple in 1983, but Ozzy turned down the request, citing West's recent displays of unabashed antisemitism as the the reason.
"He is an antisemite and has caused untold hurt to many," Ozzy wrote, adding, "I want no association with this man!"
West went ahead and used the clip anyways during his event at the United Center in Chicago, where he was promoting his new joint LP with Ty Dolla $ign, Vultures. Notably, the record's cover art obviously references the typography and iconography of Burzum, the one-man black-metal project spearheaded by white supremacist and convicted murderer Varg Vikernes.
Moreover, West was recently photographed wearing a Burzum T-shirt, underscoring his affinity for Vikernes' band.
None of West's antisemitic tirades and overt associations with noted antisemites are sitting well with Ozzy — whose wife, Sharon, is Jewish — and the Sabbath singer seems absolutely irate that West is using his music while promoting this new project.
See Ozzy's full post below.