Ozzy Osbourne Warns Billy Bush to “Lay Off Kelly” Amidst Fashion Police Controversy: “Stop Acting Like a Bitch”

Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Bush
Ozzy Osbourne warned Access Hollywood host Billy Bush to "lay off" his daughter Kelly Osbourne on Thursday, after Bush addressed the ongoing controversy involving his friend Giulana Rancic on his show. Venturelli/WireImage; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Defending his daughter. Ozzy Osbourne advised Billy Bush to "lay off" his daughter Kelly Osbourne on Thursday, Feb. 26, after the Access Hollywood host defended his pal Giuliana Rancic on air.

"Stop acting like a bitch," the Osbourne family patriarch, 66, tweeted directly at Bush. "Act like a man. Lay off Kelly or we'll be going to hospital to get my foot out of your ass. God Bless."

Ozzy's comments were made after Bush defended his pal Rancic for how she handled the scandal over her Fashion Police remarks regarding Zendaya's Oscars hair.

During the five-minute segment, Bush attempted to debunk Us Weekly's report that the segment was taped multiple times, and also called out Kelly and an anonymous staff writer, while noting that Rancic was treated poorly.

Us exclusively revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 25, that Rancic could have avoided the entire Zendaya dreadlocks fiasco, had she listened to her co-host Kelly. A source from the set of Fashion Police told Us that the taping was redone multiple times due to the sensitive nature of Rancic's comments about Zendaya's hair.

"They did the Zendaya segment three times," the source told Us. "Three different takes. On the first two takes, Kelly said, 'Guys, we can’t say this. Zendaya is a friend of the show.'

Bush said he reached out directly to Rancic for more information, and that she denied the segment was taped multiple times. (An E! rep also denied.)"

The Access Hollywood host then slammed Osbourne. "And the Kelly Osbourne part… that never occurred," Bush claimed, adding that he "doubts" things were okay between Rancic and her co-host.

"How could it be good?" he questioned. "Kelly Osbourne threw her under the bus, in my opinion."

During the program, Bush also noted that a writer was supposedly involved, and while that person's identity remains unknown, he claimed: "Giuliana is taking the hit for this."

"That joke that Giuliana delivered, it was a written joke," Bush said. "But that joke was a written joke. Which means there were a lot of people involved — and nobody saw racism."

Meanwhile, Rancic issued a public apology on E! News on Tuesday night, which Zendaya graciously accepted in an elaborate, eloquent Instagram post.

Kelly, for her part, applauded Rancic for owning up to her failure, and Zendaya for looking past the incident. 

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