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Kanye West has been criticized by Ozzy Osbourne, Donna Summer's estate, for allegedly using unclear samples for the new album

Kanye West has been criticized by Ozzy Osbourne, Donna Summer's estate, for allegedly using unclear samples for the new album

Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and the estate of late singer Donna Summer have both publicly accused Kanye West of using recordings of their music without permission for the rapper's latest album.

West's album “Vultures 1” — a collaboration with singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign — arrived on streaming services early Saturday morning.

“Vultures 1” was previewed at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday night, and clips from the show went viral on social media, sparking a “Carnival” song that Osbourne took issue with for allegedly sampling a clip from Black’s 1983 live show. Saturday song “Iron Man”.

In a social media post on Friday, Osbourne books West, who performs under the name Ye, “requested permission to sample a 1983 live performance of 'Iron Man' from the US festival without vocals and permission was denied because it was anti-Semitic and caused untold heartache to many.” “.

Osborne, who was nominated At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, he claimed that West “went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I don't want to be associated with that guy!”

West previously sampled “Iron Man” in his 2010 song “Hell of a Life” — part of which replaced the grainy sample on the final version of “Carnival,” released Saturday.

CBS News has reached out to representatives for both Osbourne and West.

Legacy of the late singer Donna Summer She also claimed in a social media post on Saturday that West used her 1977 hit song “I Feel Love without their permission” in the new album's song, “Good (Don't Die).”

In a statement posted on the late singer's Instagram account, her estate wrote that “Kanye West… asked for permission to use Donna Summer's song I Feel Love, and was denied… He changed the lyrics, asked someone to sing it or used… Artificial intelligence, but it's me.” I feel the love…copyright infringement!!!” read this post.

TV personality Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife, was tagged in the post. “The Osbourne family never wanted any association with Kanye West,” Sharon Osbourne wrote in her social media post on Saturday.

“I Feel Love” was sampled prominently in Beyoncé's 2022 song “Summer Renaissance”.

Beginning in 2022, the “Heartless” rapper faced significant backlash for a series of anti-Semitic statements that resulted in his membership being suspended multiple times. Then Twitter And Instagram accounts. The repercussions that followed from his anti-Semitic comments were enormous. It was dropped from Profitable partnership deals with Adidas company And gapAnd the School of the Art Institute of Chicago He revoked his honorary degree. Comedian Stephen Colbert too I stopped him From “The Late Show” on CBS.

West's X and Instagram accounts have since gone viral I repeat.

This is also not the first time West has recreated an inconspicuous specimen. On his debut album “The College Dropout,” rap legend Lauryn Hill denied allowing the use of her song “Mystery of Iniquity.” In the final version, Chicago singer Selena Johnson is credited on fill-in vocals.

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