Halle Berry criticizes Drake for using her photo for single cover: “Not cool”

Halle Berry has criticized rapper Drake for using a photo of her for the cover of his new single without her consent.

On Friday, the Oscar-winning actress posted a text message to her Instagram which read: “Sometimes you have to be the bigger guy … even if you’re a woman!”

Screenshots showed a commenter below the post asking Berry how she felt about Drake using a photo of her getting slimed at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as promo art for his new single “Slime You Out,” featuring SZA. Berry made it clear she wasn’t happy about it.

“Didn’t get my permission,” she replied. “It’s not cool, I liked him better!”

“Hence my post today,” she continued in another comment. “When people you admire disappoint you, you have to be the bigger person and move on.”

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Actress Halle Berry slims down at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles in March 2012.

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Another Instagram commenter asked Berry why she was upset since she doesn’t own the rights to the photograph, which is owned by Getty Images.

Berry said it was because the rapper contacted her personally to ask if it was okay and she specifically told him it wasn’t.

“Because he asked me and I said NO, that’s why,” she shot back. “Why are you asking if you’re going to do what you want! It was the f*** you for me. Not cool, you understand?”

Drake has yet to publicly comment on the cover, but the image remains on his Instagram feed.

CBS News has reached out to Drake’s representatives for comment.

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