Shortly after Drake released his new track “Slime You Out” in collaboration with SZA, actress Halle Berry expressed her displeasure on social media. She was upset because the Canadian rapper had used her photo to promote the song without seeking her approval.
The photo in question shows Berry covered in slime, a snapshot from the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Berry responded to the unauthorized use of her image with an Instagram post that read: “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy… Even if you’re a woman!”
When a fan asked Berry directly about her thoughts on the matter, she didn’t mince words. “Didn’t get my permission,” she stated. “That’s not cool I thought better of him!”
Berry further elaborated in a second comment, “Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on.”
Following the incident, some fans pointed out that the controversial photo wasn’t even used as the actual single cover, but was part of Drake’s “For All The Dogs” album art. Regardless, many understood Berry’s perspective. One user commented, “The wild part is that Halle Berry probably would’ve been cool with Drake using her photo if he would’ve just asked.”
Below are Halle Berry’s comments on her image being used for Drake’s “Slime You Out”.