Halle Berry Confesses Drake Ignored Her Wishes To Not Use Her Photo For Latest Single With SZA

Drake is in hot water with yet another woman

Drake and SZA fans buzzed with excitement last Wednesday when the two posted the same photo: a picture of Halle Berry getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

As suspected, this photo ended up being the cover art for Drake’s latest single “Slime You Out,” which will be on his upcoming album For All The Dogs. However, this seemingly innocent photo of Berry is the cause for one of the latest internet feuds.

The Cat Women actress posted a quote on her Instagram over the weekend that stated, “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy…even if you’re a woman!” The caption is only composed of a single emoji of a finger pointing towards the post.


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Followers speculated what the post could mean until someone directly asked, “What are your thoughts of Drake using that picture of you for his single?” 

“Didn’t get my permission. That’s not cool, I thought better of him!” The Moonfall actress answered, “Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on.” 

Berry responded to other comments as well. One fan wrote, “Drake ain’t sh*t compared to THE MISS HALLE BERRY ok. He don’t compete where he don’t even compare. Simply outta respect he shoulda just asked her.” Berry quickly replied with, “he did have his people call my people and I said NO. I didn’t like that image of slime all over my face in association with his song. And he chose to do it anyway! You see…that is the disrespect…not cool!.” 


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In another comment, Berry implied that she did not like the innuendos of the song being associated with her face. “‘Slime you,’ what does that mean exactly? Hmm…” one fan commented. To which Berry replied, “Exactly! What does that mean?” 

Drake fans and Halle fans fought in the comments as Drake fans defended the rapper saying that Berry did not own the rights to the photo (Getty does), while Berry fans said it’s common courtesy and respect to get someone’s consent to use a photo of them.

Berry wrote to one Instagram user ““[I’m upset] cuz he asked me and I said NO, that’s why. Why ask if you intend to do what you want to do! That was the f*ck you to me. Not cool. You get it?

Berry continued to interact with fans throughout the day, showing her appreciation to those who supported her. “It’s the principle people,” one fan wrote. “You get it…you get it…you don’t…ohhh well…it’s the principle.” The actress agreed, replying, “Exactly!!! It’s about principles and integrity, so happy many of you get that.” 

The “Rich Flex” rapper, nor his duet partner SZA, have yet to respond to Berry’s post, but the tension is clear. Who’s side are you on?