Jay-Z breaks Twitter hiatus for live fan Q&A

Rapper answers questions ranging from his favourite cereal to new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Jay-Z

Jay-Z has broken his Twitter hiatus for a fan Q&A today (July 8).

The rapper, who last month claimed he had reached his "yearly allotment" of Tweets and promised not to resume tweeting until at least 2014, has broken his silence to answer a wide range of questions posed by fans, including what his favourite cereal is and his thoughts on new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail', which was pre-released on July 4 via a special app for Samsung Galaxy users.

Scroll down to see a selection of Jay-Z's best tweets.



Meanwhile, Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' app has been cloned by computer hackers to display anti-government messages.

The rapper's 12th album was pre-released on July 4 via a special app for Samsung Galaxy users. However, hackers managed to clone the Android app and insert messages criticising the Obama administration. The attack is believed to be part of ongoing protests against US government mass surveillance programmes revealed last month after Edward Snowden leaked details to the press.

According to the BBC, the cloned app's wallpaper features a picture of President Obama wearing headphones. Above his image are the words "Yes we scan" - believed to be a reference to the clandestine electronic surveillance program operated by the US National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007. It is also plays on the slogan that President Obama campaigned under "Yes, we can."

'Magna Carta Holy Grail' is currently streaming unofficially online and is also available to Samsung mobile phone users as part of a deal with Jay-Z. Click here to read NME's Louis Pattison's reaction to the first listen of the album.


Read More On This Artist

More News
Police confirm Cliff Richard investigation has 'expanded significantly'
Billy Corgan calls for rock stars to take 'aggressive' stance against pop music
Liam Gallagher describes Kanye West as 'utter shit' in online attack
Madonna blames cape being 'tied too tight' for Brit Awards performance fall
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Royal Blood among Brit Awards 2015 winners - see full list
Madonna falls backwards down stairs during Brit Awards performance - watch
Kanye West repeatedly muted during Brit Awards performance of new track
Scarlett Johansson and Este Haim's band The Singles hit with cease-and-desist order
Tree from U2's 'The Joshua Tree' album chopped by vandal
St Vincent interviewed on BBC Breakfast - watch
Kanye West poses for pictures with fans in London branch of Nando's – watch
Lady Gaga to star in next season of 'American Horror Story'
Frank Turner reveals forthcoming ninth appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival is a new record
Brandon Flowers reveals ambitions for new solo album: 'I want to be on the radio'
Warpaint reveal new song 'No Way Out' – listen
UK government backs legislation to protect fans from fraud on the secondary ticketing market
Carl Barât says The Libertines will play 'emotional' new songs at Reading and Leeds...
Taylor Swift donates over £30,000 to New York City schools
Paloma Faith says women in music are being 'supressed' and questions her lack of Brits...
Royal Blood and Ed Sheeran among bookies favourites at Brit Awards 2015
Mini Mansions unveil short film from UK tour starring Alex Turner – exclusive
Rihanna reportedly pulls out of Brit Awards performance after failing to attend rehearsals

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM