Halle Berry Calls Out Drake for Unauthorized Use of Her Image on New Single Cover

Hollywood sensation Halle Berry has taken to social media to express her discontent with rapper Drake, who used an image of her without her consent on the cover of his latest single.

On Friday, the Academy Award-winning actress shared a text note on her Instagram account that carried a powerful message: “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy … even if you’re a woman!”

In the comments section of her post, one eagle-eyed user inquired about Berry’s feelings regarding Drake using a photo of her getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as promotional art for his new single “Slime You Out,” featuring SZA. Berry left no room for ambiguity in her response, expressing her disappointment, “Didn’t get my permission. That’s not cool; I thought better of him!”

She went on to clarify her stance, emphasizing her decision to address the situation publicly: “Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on.”

Another Instagram user questioned why Berry was upset when she doesn’t own the rights to the photograph, which is the property of Getty Images. Berry’s response shed light on the issue, revealing that Drake had personally reached out to her to seek permission, and she had explicitly denied it. “Cuz he asked me and I said NO that’s why,” she retorted. “Why ask if you intend to do what you want to do! That was the f*** you to me. Not cool. You get it?”