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Drake’s “Slime You Out” Sparks Controversy: Halle Berry Voices Displeasure Over Unauthorized Image Use

The Oscar-winning actress expresses disappointment over the rapper's decision to use her image without consent.

Halle Berry, the renowned Oscar-winning actress, has publicly expressed her dissatisfaction with rapper Drake for using an old photograph of her without her permission. The image in question is from the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, where Berry was covered in green “slime.” This photograph was teased by Drake as potential cover art for his new single, “Slime You Out,” featuring SZA.

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Berry took to social media to address the issue. On her Instagram, she posted a message that read, “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy…even if you’re a woman!” While the post did not directly mention Drake, Berry’s subsequent interactions in the comment section made her stance clear. When a fan inquired about her thoughts on the cover art for Drake’s new single, Berry responded, “Didn’t get my permission. That’s not cool. I thought better of him!” She further elaborated, “Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on!”Drake'S &Quot;Slime You Out&Quot; Sparks Controversy: Halle Berry Voices Displeasure Over Unauthorized Image Use, Yours Truly, News, April 17, 2024Drake'S &Quot;Slime You Out&Quot; Sparks Controversy: Halle Berry Voices Displeasure Over Unauthorized Image Use, Yours Truly, News, April 17, 2024Drake'S &Quot;Slime You Out&Quot; Sparks Controversy: Halle Berry Voices Displeasure Over Unauthorized Image Use, Yours Truly, News, April 17, 2024

The controversy has stirred reactions from fans and netizens alike. While some of Drake’s fans were disgruntled, many came to Berry’s defense, emphasizing the importance of respect and courtesy. One supporter commented on the importance of gaining permission, especially when using someone’s image or likeness. Another stated that Berry had every right to be upset, as it’s a matter of basic courtesy.

Further research into the matter reveals that while the slimed image of Berry was teased on social media, the actual cover art used on streaming platforms was different. It was a drawing created by Drake’s five-year-old son, Adonis, which is also set to be the cover for his upcoming album, “For All the Dogs.”

“Slime You Out” is one of the tracks from Drake’s forthcoming album, “For All the Dogs.” The song, which features SZA, delves into the childish behavior of ex-lovers, using the Nickelodeon “slime” as a metaphor for immature habits observed in past relationships.

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