Halle Berry says Drake’s choice to put her on his album cover was a big “fuck you” to her.
The actor explained why she was so upset by the promotional cover of Drake’s single with SZA, “Slime You Out,” by telling her fans on Instagram that she never gave Drake permission to use the 2012 photo of her getting slimmed down on Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice. Price. (The official album cover is a drawing by Drake’s son Adonis.)
Berry shared a text message that read, “Sometimes you have to be the biggest… Even if you’re a woman!”
According to TMZ, when someone wondered why the Oscar winner was bothered by the Getty Images-owned photo, she responded, “Because he asked me and I said NO, that’s why . Why ask if you intend to do what you want to do! It was you, damn it, to me. Not cool, you know?
In another comment captured by Entertainment Weekly, Berry told another Instagram user that Drake “didn’t get my permission.” That’s not cool, I thought better of him!
“Hence my post today,” she added in another comment. “When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on.”
Berry also co-signed a follower who wondered what the title “Slime You Out” was insinuating, telling them, “Exactly! What does that mean?” according to Billboard.
Elsewhere, Drake seemed unwilling to fully engage in the drama.
TMZ captured an Instagram Story post from the “Passionfruit” rapper amid the controversy, showing him sitting at a poker table while wearing a shirt that read, “What the hell is going on?”