Halle Berry Says She Didnt Give Drake Permission On Wednesday, September 13, Drake, aged 36, unveiled the cover art for his latest duet with SZA, titled Slime You Out, on Instagram. To promote the song, he surprised fans by sharing an old image of Halle Berry from the Kid’s Choice Awards. His caption for the post was a simple.
In 2012, Drake featured a photograph of Halle Berry, who was 57 years old at the time, in a moment when she got slimed while seated in the audience at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Drake decided to enhance the cover by including a Parental Advisory Explicit Content sticker at the bottom.
On a subsequent Wednesday, SZA, aged 33, shared this revamped cover artwork on her social media page. The song itself was officially released on Friday, September 15th.
Later in the day on Friday, Berry shared a mysterious Instagram post. The post featured a cryptic quote: Occasionally, one must take the high road… regardless of gender! It also included a mention of musician Beabadoobee (whose real name is Beatrice Kristi Lejay Laus). Berry added a caption to her post with a pointing finger emoji.
In response to a fan’s question in the comments section, the Oscar winner shared her perspective on Drake using a photo of her to promote his single. She expressed her displeasure, stating, “I didn’t give my consent for that. It’s rather disappointing. I had higher expectations from him! She further explained her recent post, saying, this is why I decided to address it today. When individuals you look up to let you down, it’s important to take the high road and continue forward.
Berry later reaffirmed her stance in a follow-up comment, asserting that Drake had initially reached out to her. When a social media user questioned why she was initially upset, she responded, He approached me, and I declined, that’s why. She continued, why inquire if you plan to go ahead regardless? That felt disrespectful to me. Not cool. Can you understand where I’m coming from?”
As for the rapper, he has not made any public statements regarding Berry’s allegations.
Slime You Out serves as the lead single from Drake’s upcoming album, For All the Dogs.
The album, which features an illustration of a dog with red eyes created by Drake’s 6-year-old son, Adonis, was initially set to drop on September 22. However, Drake recently postponed its release date, citing ongoing work to finalize For All the Dogs. The new release date is expected to be next month.
Obrafour, who is currently 47 years old, dropped his track in 2003. In a lawsuit, he alleged that he never replied to Drake’s email request seeking permission to sample his song, as reported by Business Insider. Drake has not made any public statements regarding this legal dispute, and as of now, the case remains unresolved.