Was Alicia Keys hacked, or is she cheating on BlackBerry with iPhone this Valentine’s Day?

Filed Under: BlackBerry, Celebrities, Featured, Hacked, iOS, Social networks, Twitter

Alicia Keys. Image from ShutterstockBlackBerry recently surprised the tech industry when they announced at their major launch event on January 30 the appointment of musician, Alicia Keys, as the Global Creative Director.

And since then Keys has been pimping BlackBerry’s new smartphone model, Z10, tweeting from it since launch. But is there a secret that Keys has been keeping? An extra-cellular affair with the iPhone?

At the BlackBerry launch, Keys told the audience about her on-again/off-again love affair with BlackBerry.

She said she had been lured away from BlackBerry by “hotter, sexier phones, something with more bling” in the past, but now declaring that she and Blackberry were “exclusively dating”.

So it was a bit of a surprise when a tweet from her account went out to her 11 million followers on February 11 – just days after the BlackBerry launch – sent not from her exclusive BlackBerry, but from her ex, the iPhone.

Started from the bottom now were here!

Later the same day, Keys sent out a tweet stating that the previous tweet quoting lyrics from recording artist, Drake, had not come from her, but likely a hacker. (But don’t be offended – she still likes Drake.)

What the h*ll?!!!! Looks like I’ve been hacked… I like @Drake but that wasn’t my tweet :-(

But that doesn't explain this tweet pic posted a day before from her account showing the musician looking radiant in her dressing room at the Grammys with not just one, but two, of her exes in reach – iPhones.

Alicia Keys at the Grammys

Now, we at Naked Security have seen our fair share of hacked Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Britney Spears – and this doesn’t quite smell the same.

Would a hacker that has gone through the trouble of hacking an account of such a well-known figure with access to *11 million followers* really only send one tweet with just a song lyric?

This story reminds us of a previous incident when Kim Kardashian claimed her Twitter account was hacked after having trouble logging in to Twitter from her home computer.

Could it be that Keys is using the many recent celebrity Twitter hacks as a scapegoat for her mishap?

Of course, there is also the possibility that Keys could have her PR people monitoring and tweeting on her behalf, and this error could have been a mistake on their part. We can’t know for certain.

But the one thing we do know is that whoever accessed her Twitter account is hanging out with her ex.

Awkward.

Alicia Keys headshot image courtesy of Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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8 Responses to Was Alicia Keys hacked, or is she cheating on BlackBerry with iPhone this Valentine’s Day?

  1. Giggling · 593 days ago

    She obviously thinks nobody remembers her other iPhone tweets back at the launch.
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/gaffe-w...

  2. Jakob · 593 days ago

    Um number 2 clearly is a white Z10! What is the big deal if she has multiple phones around her?

    • Oooo - maybe you're right! We will remove our arrows in the pic. Thanks for spotting, eagle eyes.

    • The big deal is she is now working as the Global Creative Director for Blackberry. Even when a person is appointed such a position within a competing company, they still will not relinquish their iPhone. That speaks greatly to how desirable the iPhone is an may do more to promote competitors phones over the one she is representing. I've been saying it for a while, there is only 1 smart phone on the market right now.

  3. Joe Black · 592 days ago

    Device 2. is clearly a White Blackberry Z10 as you can see the volume buttons as well as notice the screen covers the whole device and doesn't have a sliver of white around the edges of the screen.

  4. sonyafun · 592 days ago

    Things are not always as they seem. I say she is being honest and she didn't send that tweet. But, if for some reason she did, I could totally understand her trying to cover it up, seeing how much craziness it has caused. I love Alicia's pictures she shares and I haven't seen any from instagar in quite some time, so I don't know why she would decide to use it for one tweet.

  5. Sum Guy · 592 days ago

    It was probably sent from the wrong phone by mistake.
    Due to her contractual obligations she panicked and lied about it.
    I am guessing there is some sort of contract between her and blackberry.
    What you said in the article that maybe her PR team sent it is also possible.

    Also learning a new phone OS can be tedious.
    I personally flip phones back and forth for a few days, until I learn how to use the new one in some cases.

  6. Jono · 589 days ago

    Minor point, but it seems that between the iPhone tweet and the denial, she miraculously learnt how to use an apostrophe...! Not just once, but twice, and correctly!

    I don´t believe anyone could learn that quickly, and I don´t believe anyone who knows how to use one would spell "we´re" without one... in short, I don´t think those two tweets were written by the same person.

    I´d say the iPhone tweet is (possibly) a hack, or (more likely) one of her staff tweeting on her behalf.

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