Is Gen Z so stupid? Post Malone fans actually believe he discovered Ozzy Osbourne and thank rapper for finding new talent
It seems that many of Post Malone's fans had no idea of the contribution that Ozzy has made to Western rock music
Post Malone's latest album Hollywood's Bleeding released on September 6, and it is already heading to number one on the Billboard 200, with projected sales of a staggering 475,000 to 500,000 units in its first week. Posty's album will have the second-largest opening week for any album in 2019 if it does achieve estimated sales, following Taylor Swift's 'Lover', which came out on August 23, Metro reports. That said, one track on Malone's album titled "Take What You Want" features Travis Scott and heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy shot to fame as the lead vocalist and frontman of heavy metal outfit Black Sabbath back in the 1970s. He earned the nickname "The Prince of Darkness" after his several antics, both on and offstage, including the time he bit the head off a live bat in front of his audience. But apparently the millennial generation has a lot to learn from history, especially after it became apparent that some of Posty's fans had never heard of Osbourne before. In fact, they are thanking him for discovering and supporting a new and emerging talent.
"Idk who Ozzy Osbourne is but he’s about to be huge after Post Malone featured him," one misinformed fan wrote on Instagram.
"Ozzy Osbourne did so good for his first song!" another added.
"who tf is ozzy osbourne ???!??! this is why I love post malone for shining light on unknown artists," a third commented.
Unsurprisingly, the backlash was inevitable and rather fierce from Ozzy's die-hard fans. "I don't want to live in a world where people think Post Malone is the reason Ozzy Osborne is famous," one wrote.
"People really think Post Malone made Ozzy Osbourne famous. This generation is hopeless," another complained.
Ozzy returned to the limelight in the early 2000s, this time connecting with an entirely new audience with MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside his wife Sharon and kids Kelly and Jack. Having said that, the Mr. Crowley hitmaker is undoubtedly a legend in the music industry. His album sales are in excess of 100 million, and he's been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Besides, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and also received the Global Icon Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards. Most recently, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors in 2015.
Ozzy isn't the only musical legend to bear the brunt of millenials' ignorance.
Recently, Taylor Swift's fans reportedly lost their minds over the prospect of her latest album 'Lover' being knocked off the charts by progressive rock outfit Tool, who released their latest album 'Fear Inoculum' after a 13-year hiatus.