“Ozzy Osbourne Lauds T-Pain’s ‘War Pigs’ Rendition: ‘Why Wasn’t I Invited?’”

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Osbourne shared his thoughts on the rapper’s rendition of the song in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Wednesday.

T-Pain has gained a new admirer in Ozzy Osbourne.

The 75-year-old “Prince of Darkness” took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to commend the 39-year-old rapper (real name Faheem Rasheed Najm) after T-Pain shared a video of his on-stage rendition of the 1970 Black Sabbath classic “War Pigs.” The accompanying caption featured lyrics from the song: “Generals gathered their masses 🎸.”

In a quote tweet, Osbourne declared, “This is the best cover of ‘War Pigs’ ever.” He humorously added, “Why didn’t you guys call me?” expressing a lighthearted wish to have been part of the performance.

T-Pain responded to Osbourne’s post with genuine admiration on Wednesday, expressing, “You’re always invited. Top of the list, every time!! Thank you so much. Means a lot coming from the greatness himself 🙇🏿‍♂️.”

He continued to share his gratitude on Thursday, stating, “First thing I said was ‘wow’ 🙏🏿.” The “I Like Dat” performer described the recognition as an honor and the greatest form of validation, thanking Osbourne once again with the term of endearment, “Thank you brother @OzzyOsbourne.”


T-Pain responded to Osbourne’s post with genuine admiration on Wednesday, expressing, “You’re always invited. Top of the list, every time!! Thank you so much. Means a lot coming from the greatness himself 🙇🏿‍♂️.”

He continued to share his gratitude on Thursday, stating, “First thing I said was ‘wow’ 🙏🏿.” The “I Like Dat” performer described the recognition as an honor and the greatest form of validation, thanking Osbourne once again with the term of endearment, “Thank you brother @OzzyOsbourne.”

T-Pain initially covered “War Pigs” as part of his covers album titled “On Top of the Covers,” which he released in March 2023. The album showcased the hip-hop artist’s interpretations of various songs, including tracks like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me.”

In a statement shared by Complex around the time of its release, T-Pain expressed that his covers album, titled “On Top of the Covers,” had been “years in the making.” He explained that the project had been temporarily put on hold, but now, as an independent artist, he had the freedom to pursue it through Nappy Boy Entertainment. T-Pain emphasized the unexpected nature of the song choices, stating, “These songs are not what you’d expect when you hear that T-Pain is doing a covers album, and that is what I think is cool about it.”

It’s worth noting that T-Pain previously showcased his natural singing voice during his participation in the first season of the Fox reality competition series “The Masked Singer” in 2019.

“I didn’t have a chance to come into the game with my natural voice, and a lot of my peers did, and they get accepted. This helped me get my voice out there,” shared the two-time Grammy-winning artist after being declared champion on “The Masked Singer.”

In December 2023, T-Pain released a live version of his covers LP titled “On Top of the Covers (Live From The Sun Rose).” His announcement on X (formerly known as Twitter) expressed gratitude to fans, particularly those from Tiny Desk and Masked Singer, and conveyed the album as a holiday gift for those who wanted to hear him sing live. The post read, “For all the people who wanted an album of me singing live, this is my holiday gift to you. For the Tiny Desk & Masked Singer fans & everyone in between, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Thank you all for supporting me through this wild journey.”