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

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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.

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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.


Alicia Keys headshot image courtesy of Featureflash / Shutterstock.com