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Blackberry’s creative director Alicia Keys tweets from an iPhone

Blames it on a hacker
Tue Feb 12 2013, 11:12
Alicia keys is the crative director for blackberry

AMERICAN POP STAR Alicia Keys apparently has tweeted from an iPhone despite having been appointed as Blackberry's "global creative director" just last month.

The 32 year old singer was caught out last night when she tweeted lyrics from rap star Drake, an artist with whom she has collaborated in the past.

"Started from the bottom now were here!," the tweet stated.

After realising people could see she had tweeted from an iPhone, she quickly blamed it on a hacker and subsequently tweeted, "What the h*ll?!!!! Looks like I've been hacked...I like @Drake but that wasn't my tweet."

Information about how a tweet was posted does not appear on Twitter's website, but does show up in some apps that use Twitter's feeds.

Funnily enough, Keys' history suggests that she's always favoured Apple. In the past she's released her photography app Alicia Keys Photo Booth exclusively to the iOS operating system and has also demonstrated dedicated enthusiasm for Instagram, an app that's not yet available on Blackberry 10.

Strangely, not only has the original Drake lyrics tweet been deleted but also some other records of her iPhone use on Twitter, making her response to the issue quite unbelievable.

So what will it be Alicia, Blackberry or Apple?

A spokesman for Keys, Rhett Usry, tried to clear up the confusion when he told the New York Times in an email today, "The Internet is buzzing with speculation as to the exact time Alicia Keys 'broke up' with her previous smart phone. After a transitional period, she's officially an exclusive Blackberry 10 user today."

Announced as a member of the Blackberry team during the launch of Blackberry 10 last month, Keys' position as "creative director" apparently means that she will lead several of the firm's business initiatives that will drive engagement with Blackberry and perception of the brand.

Either that, or she's just Blackberry's poster girl, paid a silly amount in the hope that her face will help shift some of the firm's new devices such as the Z10 and upcoming Q10. µ

 

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