Drake’s offensive lyrics from his appearance on Migos’ 2013 track “Versace (Remix)” have resurfaced after he used an image of Halle Berry without her permission.
The 36-year-old Canadian artist rapped about trying to “give [Berry] a baby” in the controversial collaboration with the Georgia-based hip-hop group.
On September 13, Drake shared a photo while promoting his latest single, “Slime You Out,” on Instagram Catwoman Actor, 57, covered in green slime after being “emaciated” at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Days later, Berry responded to an Instagram follower who asked her what she thought about Drake using the image for his single.
“Didn’t get my permission. That’s not cool, I’ve changed my mind!” She wrote on Friday (September 15), adding in a follow-up comment: “Hence my post today. When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on!”
Drake didn’t respond immediately The IndependentRequest for comments.
Amid the drama, several commenters responded by **approving for REALLY in real life.”
Midway through the 2013 song, Drake rapped the lines, “Bring out a famous girl where there ain’t no paparazzi (Flash!) / I’m trying to give Halle Berry a baby and no one can stop me (Smash!).”
“I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is the beginning of the end for him. He’s very consistent about not respecting consent… Let him keep digging himself into a hole so everything comes out eventually,” one person wrote.
“Hey guys, please learn this: ‘NO MEANS NO!!!!!!!'” said a third.
The Independent has reached out to Drake and Berry’s respective representatives for comment.
Another defended Berry, arguing: “Whether Getty Images owns the image or not, it’s still a PICTURE OF HER?” She has the right to be upset.”
“The truth is that Drake shouldn’t have asked if he would use it, even if she said no. This is like being spat in her face,” one added.
While the photo of Berry shared by Drake included a “Parental Advisory – Explicit Content” logo, suggesting it was the single’s album cover, “Slime You Out” was hand-drawn on Friday (September 15) with the same one Cover as released his upcoming album, For all dogs.
The image was created by the rapper’s five-year-old son, Adonis, and features a drawing of a white dog with red eyes on a black square background.
Drake’s latest album release, Your loss – a collaborative project with 21 Savage – arrived in November. Previously, in June 2022, he released the house-inspired album Honestly, it doesn’t matterwhich critics called a departure from his usual hip hop sound.