Halle Berry says Drake used her photo without permission for 'Slime You Out'

"Didn't get my permission. That's not cool I thought better of him!"

September 18, 2023, 12:07 PM

Halle Berry is less than thrilled that Drake used her photo to promote his latest single.

The 57-year-old Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram on Sept. 15, sharing a quote that read: "Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy... even if you're a woman!"

The post came the same day Drake released his latest single, "Slime You Out," featuring SZA, along with a post on his social media featuring a photo of Berry being drenched in green slime at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards.

PHOTO: Halle Berry is claiming she didn't give Drake permission to use a photo of her being slimed for his new single "Slime You Out" with SZA, both pictured here.
Halle Berry is claiming she didn't give Drake permission to use a photo of her being slimed for his new single "Slime You Out" with SZA, both pictured here.
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When a user inquired about her thoughts on Drake's use of the photo, Berry replied, "Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you you have to be the bigger person and move on!"

She added, "Didn't get my permission. That's not cool I thought better of him!"

In response to another fan's comment that the rapper should have asked first, the actress revealed, "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 seeā€¦that is the disrespect. Not cool!"

While some argued that Drake may have obtained permission from Getty Images, which owns the photo, Berry clarified, "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*** you to me. Not cool. You get it?"

"Slime You Out," featuring SZA, dropped on Sept. 15. The song is featured on Drake's upcoming eighth studio album, "For All the Dogs," which is due out on Oct. 6.

ABC News has reached out to representatives for Drake and SZA for comment.

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