The British TV personality made the comments when asked by a TMZ reporter how she felt about the recent controversy with Ye debuting White Lives Matter shirts at his Paris fashion show. The reporter repeatedly asked Osbourne’s opinion on the matter, and she maintained her confusion over the whole controversy.
“I don’t understand why white lives don’t matter,” she said. “I don’t understand it. Listen, it’s not my thing, it’s not my culture. I don’t understand any of it. Everybody matters, don’t they?”
“Do you agree with Kanye’s point?” the reporter pressed.
After saying she’s not sure what Ye’s point is, the reporter explained how he says Black Lives Matter is a scam.
“Oh, well, yeah,” Osbourne replied. “We gave $900,000 to that, and I’d like my money back,” she said with a laugh. “Wish he could have said that before!” she quipped.
Next the reporter asked if it’s “appropriate” to cancel West for what he’s doing.
“Nope!” Osbourne replied. She recommended that anyone upset with the “Donda” rapper should stop listening to his music and stop following him on social media, but she said he’s free to do and say what he wants.
In 2021, the 69-year-old former reality star and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne was ousted from her daytime talk show “The Talk” for alleged “racist” rhetoric. At the time, Osbourne was defending her friend Piers Morgan for his criticism of Meghan Markle’s tell-all Oprah interview.
“I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” Osbourne shared during the show, as The Daily Wire previously reported. “I will ask you again Sheryl … and don’t try and cry because if anyone should be crying, it should be me. This is the situation, you tell me where you have heard him say racist things. Educate me.”
“It’s not the exact words of racism,” then-co-host Sheryl Underwood replied. “It’s the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that because [Markle] is a black woman and to try to dismiss it, or to make it seem like less than what it is, that’s what makes it racist.”
Osbourne later apologized, and the show was put on hiatus. But later, she expressed anger at CBS for not taking her side and confirmed she would “never” go back to the show because the network “sucks big time d***.”