Sharon Osbourne Slams Donald Trump’s Use of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’
Earlier today (June 27), President Donald Trump tweeted out a video that used Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train." In response, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife and manager, has issued a statement saying that Ozzy's music cannot be used by the Trump campaign.
We received a press release from Sharon that read, "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. Ozzy's music cannot be used for any means without approvals. In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump--perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends. Maybe Kayne West ('Gold Digger'), Kid Rock ('I Am the Bullgod') or Ted Nugent ('Stranglehold') will allow use of their music."
The e-mail included a link to the tweet (embedded below) which had a video. It began with a moment from last night's Democratic debate on MSNBC, when a conversation by moderators Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart was picked up even though they had been replaced for the second half of the night by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. The screen went to black and ultimately to commercial as the network addressed the problem, but Trump's tweet added "Crazy Train," followed by him walking on to a stage. It closed with the Trump/Pence 2020 logo.
"Thank you @MSNBC, real professionals! @chucktodd @maddow," Trump wrote.
The logo of a lion that also appears in the video belongs to the Lion Guard, a group that, according to Mediaite, calls theselves the “voluntary eyes and ears of Make America Great Again.” They took their name from a quote by Benito Mussolini that Trump once tweeted.