Drake‘s new single with SZA is all the rage among his fans, but one person isn’t happy about it — and that would be Halle Berry … whose image he used to promote the song.
The actress took to IG with a somewhat cryptic post about being the bigger person in certain situations — this shortly after Drizzy released his new track, “Slime You Out,” which he just dropped Friday. In the comments of that same post, though, Halle bashes him head-on.
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Somebody asked what she thought of Drake using the photo of her from the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards — where she famously got slimed while sitting in her seat. There’s a close-up shot of Halle with all the green ooze on her, and Drake is using that on social media as a cover image. On the official audio upload, there’s alternative art.
Anyway, HB isn’t pleased. She responded, writing, “didn’t get my permission. That’s not cool I thought better of him!” She adds in response to another fan, “hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you you have to be the bigger person and move on!”
There are other comments she made in response to people on her post, including one where she says it’s about the principle of the matter — which might allude to the fact she likely doesn’t even own the rights to the picture in question.
And, of course … there’s also the graphic nature of the song itself, which alludes to sex acts — and which some have taken offense to on behalf of Halle. She, too, questions this … writing to one fan who commented on what slime refers to, “exactly! What does that mean?”
It’s unclear if Drake got this picture of Halle cleared or not, but it’s interesting that she’s calling him out on it. He was recently caught up in yet another cover art scandal — with Vogue, no less — and that one reportedly cost him a bit of cash after they sued.
Doesn’t sound like Halle’s going that route, but she certainly doesn’t approve.