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Halle Berry slams Drake for using her image for single cover: ‘Not cool’

Halle Berry has slammed rapper Drake for using an image of her for the cover of his new single without her consent.

On Friday, the Oscar winner posted a message on her Instagram that read, “Sometimes you have to be the biggest…even if you’re a woman!”

Screenshots showed a commenter below the post asking Berry what she thought of Drake using an image of her being slimmed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as promotional art for his new single “Slime You Out,” with SZA. Berry made it clear she wasn’t happy about it.

“I didn’t get my permission,” she replied. “That’s not cool, I thought better of him!”

“Hence my post today,” she continued in another comment. “When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on.”

Actress Halle Berry gets slimmed down at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles in March 2012.

Christopher Polk/KCA2012, Getty Images

Another Instagram commenter asked Berry why she was upset when she didn’t own the rights to the photograph, which is owned by Getty Images.

Berry said it was because the rapper contacted her personally to ask if everything was okay and she explicitly told him that it wasn’t.

“Because he asked me and I said NO, that’s why,” she retorted. “Why ask if you’re planning on doing what you want to do! That was shit for me. Not cool, you know?”

Drake has yet to publicly comment on the cover, but the image remains on his Instagram feed.

CBS News has reached out to Drake’s representatives for comment.


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