“I kind of admired him”: Ozzy Osbourne’s Past Video About Adolf Hitler Resurfaces as Prince of Darkness Calls Kanye West an Anti-Semite in Brutal Statement

Ozzy Osbourne calls Kanye West an anti-semite in a recent post, while his own 1982 interview shows him citing Hitler as an influence.

“I kind of admired him”: Ozzy Osbourne’s Past Video About Adolf Hitler Resurfaces as Prince of Darkness Calls Kanye West an Anti-Semite in Brutal Statement

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  • Black Sabbath star Ozzy Osbourne has recently lashed out at controversial rapper Kanye West for wanting to sample 'War Pigs' in his music.
  • Osbourne claimed that West was denied permission to use the song because of his anti-semitic remarks and ideologies.
  • Twitteratti recalled an interview video of the Black Sabbath star from 1982, when he cited Adolf Hitler as an influence.
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Black Sabbath star Ozzy Osbourne has recently lashed out at controversial rapper Kanye West for wanting to sample War Pigs in his music. Osbourne claimed that West was denied permission to use the song because of his anti-semitic remarks and ideologies. However, the rapper seemed to use it anyway which infuriated Osbourne. 

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Ozzy Osbourne | image: Instagram/@ozzyosbourne
Ozzy Osbourne | image: Instagram/@ozzyosbourne

Thereafter, Ozzy Osbourne tweeted the entire incident on his X account. But shockingly, a Twitteratti recalled an interview of the Black Sabbath star from 1982, when he cited Adolf Hitler as an influence. Back then, his comments were met with disdain and controversy, and now again, with the video getting resurfaced, Osbourne seems to await another batch of controversy. 

Black Sabbath Star Ozzy Osbourne Called Kanye West an Anti-Semite

Kanye West and Ozzy Osbourne are making headlines after the Black Sabbath star publicly called the rapper an anti-semite on his X account. The whole fuss started after West hosted a listening party at Chicago’s United Center earlier this week for Vultures. Therein he wanted to use a sample of the Black Sabbath song War Pigs. But unfortunately, he was denied permission. 

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Controversial singer Ozzy Osbourne | image: Instagram/@ozzyosbourne
Controversial singer Ozzy Osbourne | image: Instagram/@ozzyosbourne

Although Kanye West wanted to use a vocal-less clip of the band performing War Pigs in 1983, he was denied permission because of his anti-semitic remarks. According to Ozzy Osbourne, West was “refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many”. But despite getting denied, the rapper went out of his way to use it anyway. 

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Kanye West in his All Day music video | image: YouTube

This infuriated the Black Sabbath star Ozzy Osbourne, who then took to his X account to lash out against global superstar Kanye West. Explaining his reasons, Osbourne expected West to respect the denial of permission, but the rapper was unfazed. However, later on, West’s music event which was being streamed by the service Veeps, allegedly shut down. 

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According to reports, Kanye West rapped the lyric “I’m still crazy, bipolar, anti-Semite. And I’m still the king” which eventually led the streaming to get shut down. Addressing this, Ozzy Osbourne expressed his disappointment in West through his X account. But shockingly, Osbourne attracted some unexpected heat. 

Ozzy Osbourne’s 1982 Interview Shows Him Citing Hitler as His Influence 

As Ozzy Osbourne shared the disappointing tweet about Kanye West through his X account, a netizen came forward to slam the Black Sabbath star for his previous comments. Pulling out a video clip from Osbourne’s 1982 interview with Night Flight, where he was heard citing Adolf Hitler as his influence, the netizen slammed the singer for his hypocrisy. 

The Black Sabbath star | image: Instagram/@ozzyosbourne
The Black Sabbath star | image: Instagram/@ozzyosbourne

The Black Sabbath star has always been considered a controversial figure, who encouraged dispute over his strangely dividing opinions. No one knows if the singer said such comments as a PR tactic or simply because of a lapse in judgment, but now, after decades his 1982 interview resurfaced as a backlash to his own tweet against Kanye West. 

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Who do you think has influenced your stage shows the most?” the interviewer asked. 

Adolf Hitler had a charisma, in a bad way, and I kind of admired him. He was a freak, he was a lunatic, but he had something about him, you know. It was bad what he did, it was terrible what he did, he killed all of these people and whatever, but it was like, he had something about him, you know. I admired him, not for what he was, but for people.” Osbourne replied. 

Previously sparking controversies following his interview, Ozzy Osbourne once again landed the spotlight on him after his 1982 interview resurfaced. Lashing out on Kanye West for using his song without permission, seems to have backfired on Osbourne as a user publicly called him out for hypocrisy. Meanwhile, the Black Sabbath star has yet to address the tweet. 

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