Drake and Halle Berry aren’t on good terms right now—that is, if rumors can be believed. The two appear to be feuding over the rapper’s decision to use an old photograph of the Catwoman star getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as the cover art for his new single, “Slime You Out.” Drake, for his part, hasn’t addressed the rumored beef yet. And it feels strange to witness the two develop bad blood in real time when Drake’s admiration for the actor has been so well-documented over the years. But Berry clearly isn’t happy about the situation and she’s not holding back about how she feels on Instagram.
Here’s how it all started.
Drake is a longtime fan of Berry.
Drake’s love for Berry previously went so deep that he name-checked the actor on the verse he wrote for “Versace (Remix),” the 2013 collaboration he did with Migos. “Take a famous girl out where there’s no paparazzi/I’m tryna give Halle Berry a baby and no one can stop me,” the Grammy winner can be heard rapping on the track.
In 2019, Drake took his public thirst a step further by wearing a leather jacket featuring an airbrushed portrait of Jinx Johnson, Berry’s character from the James Bond film Die Another Day.
Less than a month later, Berry repped the rapper by sporting a shirt emblazoned with the lyrics “Here for a good time not a long time” on Instagram. “Wayy up I feel blessed,” she captioned the post, alluding to Drake’s song “Blessings.”
Drake dropped the single on Friday.
On September 15, Drake dropped “Slime You Out,” the lead single from his forthcoming album, For All the Dogs. The track features SZA and both artists promoted the new project by sharing the cover art on their respective Instagram accounts. The cover art in question is an 11-year-old photo of Halle Berry getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The original image from the awards show is pictured below.
Berry responded with a post (and several comments) of her own.
Shortly after the song’s release, Berry shared an Instagram post with the words “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy… even if you’re a woman!” printed on a solid pink background. Initially, Berry didn’t mention the rapper by name. But when a follower asked for her thoughts on the Drake situation in the comments, she didn’t hesitate to spill the tea.