Celebs Who Have Aced Hiding Their Secret Social Media Accounts
For most, social media is an opportunity to have a voice when you otherwise don't. For common folk, posting something while buzzed or reposting cute photos of animals is pretty standard. Celebrities, for the most part, have to use their social media accounts to maintain a brand and build a fan base, even if that means creating fake accounts to up their followings. They cannot tell even the smallest of white lies or too strong of an opinion without receiving some sort of backlash. So what's a star to do when he wants to post on social media without abandon? He makes a fake, secret account, naturally.
Stars who secretly post on social media do so for a variety of reasons: they want to keep up with friends, rate onion rings, or tweet after having a couple of drinks. Unfortunately for the stars, famous people with secret social media presences don't stay secret for too long. Luckily for us, we get to hear about these secret accounts and the hilarious reasons celebs use them.
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Rapper Drake might wear his heart on his sleeve lyrically, but he likes to keep his social media presence private. Unfortunately for Drake, DJ Khaled, for some reason, decided to reveal on a radio show that he followed the hit rapper on Snapchat. Fans lost their minds at the thought of Drake's secret Snapchat account and since DJ Khaled's announcement, leak after leak has been pouring from Drake's once private account.
- Age: 47
- Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Radio personality, Disc jockey
- Credits: Shottas, Spiff TV: Vol. 1: Reggaeton Invasion, Mr. 305: The Pitbull Story
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Beyoncé is the queen of Instagram, shattering records for most likes and posting beautiful fashion shots. Her mother, Tina Lawson, accidentally let is slip that Beyoncé has a secret Snapchat account, and the Beyhive lost it, naturally.
- Age: 41
- Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician
- Credits: Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Great Gatsby, Dreamgirls, Epic
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Chalk this up to most romantic use of Instagram ever. Daily Mail reports that Prince Harry uses a secret Instagram account in order follow and support his lady, Meghan Markle.
- Age: 38
- Profession: Soldier
Powerhouse singer Adele apparently had trouble reigning in her potty-mouth on Twitter, so her PR team took away her tweeting privileges. To cope, the singer created a secret account as an outlet, a secret she herself spilled in an interview.
- Age: 35
- Profession: Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer
- Credits: Skyfall, I Love You, Man, I Am Number Four, Wild Child
- Photo: Christopher Johnson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
The Internet is convinced that Durant has what has been dubbed "burner accounts" to clap back at trolls who @ him on his verified account. It all started with a tweet from user @ColeCashwell calling out Durant for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. Durant responded to the tweet in the third person, leading followers to believe he forgot to switch from his verified account to his burner account to defend himself.
KD has secret accounts that he uses to defend himself and forgot to switch to them when he was replying to this guy I'm actually speechless pic.twitter.com/9245gnpa3c— 6-7 / 2-0 (@harrisonmc15) September 18, 2017
- Age: 34
- Profession: Basketball player, Actor, Athlete
- Credits: Back for the Future
President Obama Spilled The Beans On Sasha's Secret Twitter AccountPhoto: Annie Leibovitz / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Being the daughter of a President has its perks, but privacy isn't one of them. While out on the campaign trail, President Obama let it slip that his daughter uses Twitter.
"I mean, Sasha tweets, but she doesn't think that she thereby should be sitting behind the desk!" It was meant as a dig a Trump, and poor Sasha got pulled into the mix. Thanks, Obama!