Halle Berry Disappointed That Drake Used Her ‘Slime’ Photo Without Permission

Halle Berry is not holding back on how she feels about being the cover art for Drake‘s latest single, a collaboration with SZA called “Slime You Out.”

The photo is of the actress covered in green slime at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, in which celebrities are often “slimed.” The Oscar winner expressed her apparent dismay at Drake’s using the pic in a not-so-subtle post to Instagram.

She included the phrase, “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy…even if you’re a woman.”

Berry completed the post with the middle finger emoji.


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Her followers immediately connected the dots, linking the post to the Drake situation. Berry confirmed her fans’ suspicions in the comments, as one directly asked the star of her thoughts on him using the picture for his song’s release.

“Didn’t get my permission,” answered Berry on the social media platform. “That’s not cool, I thought better of him.”

She continued, “Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on!”

Before the incident, Berry acknowledged that she was a fan of the “Rich Flex” singer, but now her feelings have cooled.

Drake’s latest single was released on Sept. 15 alongside the cover art for his upcoming project, For All the Dogs. The artist may have taken Berry’s words to heart: He removed her image from the single. But the initial post is still on his Instagram account for his more than 140 million followers to see.

SZA, who is featured on the song, has yet to publicly express her opinion on the matter. It’s unclear if she had any input on the photo to be used for her highly anticipated Drake collab.