Canadian rapper Drake has sparked controversy with his latest album cover photo, which features him with Oscar winner Halle Berry. The photo, which was released on October 27, 2023, shows Drake kissing Berry on the cheek with his hand on her neck.
Some people have criticized the photo for being inappropriate, given the 19-year age difference between Drake and Berry. Others have accused Drake of being disrespectful to Berry, as she is a single mother to two young children.
Drake has defended the photo, saying that it is simply a representation of his friendship with Berry. He also said that he has the “utmost respect” for Berry and that he would never do anything to make her feel uncomfortable.
“Halle is an inspiration to me,” Drake said in a statement. “She is a powerful woman who has achieved so much in her career. I am grateful for her friendship and I would never do anything to jeopardize that.”
Berry has not commented publicly on the photo.
The controversy surrounding the photo has led to a debate about age gaps in relationships and the power dynamics between men and women in the entertainment industry. Some people have argued that the age gap between Drake and Berry is too large and that Drake is taking advantage of his power position in the industry. Others have said that age gaps in relationships are not always a problem and that adults should be free to choose who they date.
The controversy is likely to continue for some time, as it has raised important questions about age, power, and consent in relationships.