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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are calling out President Donald Trump for using the musician’s music without permission.
“Based on this morning’s unauthorized use of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train,’ we are sending notice to the Trump campaign (or any other campaigns) that they are forbidden from using any of Ozzy Osbourne’s music in political ads or in any political campaigns,” Sharon said in a statement to USA TODAY Thursday, on behalf of husband Ozzy.
She continued: “Ozzy’s music cannot be used for any means without approvals.”
The Osbournes are referring to Trump’s use of the musician’s 1980 hit single in a Twitter video that mocked technical difficulties during Wednesday’s Democratic debate.
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In Trump’s video, footage of moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow being interrupted by audio issues slowly transitions into Trump himself taking the stage, all to the beat of Ozzy’s “Crazy Train.”
“Thank you @MSNBC, real professionals! @chucktodd @maddow,” Trump tweeted alongside the edited footage Thursday.
The Osbournes offered Trump some music alternatives to use in the future from artists who have voiced support for the president, including golfing budding Kid Rock.
“In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump – perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends,” Sharon added. “Maybe Kanye West (“Gold Digger”), Kid Rock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or Ted Nugent (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music.”
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Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon are not happy about President Trump’s unauthorized use of “Crazy Town.” (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Despite appearing on Trump’s now-defunct “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2010, Sharon has been vocal about her opposition of the commander-in-chief.
“It’s kind of fearful,” she told Larry King in 2018. “I know a lot of my friends are fearful. We kind of wake up every day and go, ‘What’s gonna happen now?’ You don’t feel secure that everything will be smooth and people are in control of what they should be in control of. … For me, I wake up afraid of what on Earth is going to happen and who he’s going to insult today.”
The Osbournes are not the first musicians to denounce Trump’s use of their music. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler slammed Trump last August for using the hit song “Livin’ on the Edge,” while Pharrell Williams threatened to sue the president over his use of “Happy” in October.
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