Producer Swizz Beatz has become the latest hip-hop star to have his Twitter account hacked, however, he has since regained control.
Laughing off the hacker(s), Swizzy’s Twitter page was reportedly broken into yesterday (January 23).
“IM BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D*MN THEY GOT ME REAL QUICK HAD TO GO H.A.M MR HACKER WAS FUNNY AS H*LL LMAO!!!!!!,” Swizz tweeted Sunday.
“CAN’T EVER TAKE TWITTER TO SERIOUS ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN PEOPLE ARE HATERS 4 LIFE! #SH*THAPPENS BUT STAY POSITIVE AT ALL TIMES!” (Swizz Beatz’s Twitter)
Last weekend, Lil Wayne‘s Twitter page was also taken over by hackers.
Lil Wayne became the latest victim of hackers on Twitter earlier today (January 16th), when his account was compromised by an unknown individual. As soon as the individual gained access to Wayne’s account, the rapper’s original name of “@liltunechi” was changed to “@LilChinetu” and a series of tweets started going out to Wayne’s 1,268,468 followers. The first message questionable message went out to 50 Cent, but the hacker soon directed his insults to Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy. “I sent a donations to your paypal, check it, I heard you got 13,000 sales lil homie, i feel bad for you! #D*mnSoulja” “The real reason I made 6’7 is cuz that’s how tall the ni**a in rikers was that raped me,” the individual tweeted about Lil Wayne to the shock of his fans. “I went an entire year with kissing baby #withdrawls,” the next message read. (All Hip Hop)
Young Money’s Lil Twist also confirmed the account had been tampered with.
“They have hacked my brother twitter once again….. Wow… smfh. Well O’ Well… No more TUNECHI ON TWITTER!!#YoungMoney,” Twist tweeted Sunday.
“now that the BS is over…. Haters Still Hating and Hackers Still Hacking lol… And #TeamTwist hit HALF A MILLION FOLLOWERS TODAY! #Swag!” (Lil Twist’s Twitter)
Outside of hackers, Beatz is currently working on a new solo project called Haute Living.
“I think people are not gonna expect what they’re gonna hear on my album,” Swizz said in an interview. “I’m very hard on myself with the album because it’s like putting on another hat and it’s opening up the door for a lot of criticism…Doing this album I said, ‘Look, I’m not trying to be the best rapper in the world, I’m not trying to do none of that. I’m just trying to have fun and treat it as [an] art project where I’m expressing myself.'” (MTV)
Check out some recent Swizz Beatz footage down below: