Halle Berry Claims Drake Used Her Image for ‘Slime You Out’ Without Permission
Halle Berry claims she told Drake she did not want him to use her image to promote his new single “Slime You Out” feat. SZA — even though Drake did just that.
The track was released on Friday (Sept. 15) as the first single from Drake’s upcoming album For All the Dogs. The green slime-covered art he shared on Instagram for “Slime” depicts Berry getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
After the single and its art dropped, Berry put up an Instagram post featuring a pink square with the words “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy … even if you’re a woman!” on it. Though Berry didn’t say anything about Drake on her original post, followers interpreted the subtext.
When a follower asked the actress what her thoughts were about Drake using a photo of her soaked in slime to promote “Slime You Out,” Berry hit the comments section to talk about the situation.
“Didn’t get my permission,” she replied. “That’s not cool I thought better of him !” She then followed up with another comment, writing, “hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you you have to be the bigger person and move on !”
A representative for Drake declined to comment when Billboard reached out Sunday (Sept. 17).