You know what they say mo’ money mo’ problems. But sometimes those problems are a direct result of our own actions—not the money.
Singer/rapper Lizzo finds herself in this type of predicament in relation to the tweet she published about the Postmates worker she accused of stealing her food delivery order. Lizzo made the grave mistake of posting not only the driver’s first name and last initial, but she also shared her picture with her 1.2 million followers.
Not only did the woman, now identified as Tiffany Wells, not steal Lizzo’s food, she attempted for ten minutes to deliver it. But when she called the number listed, no one answered. And there were no instructions about where to leave the food within the Boston Hotel. So she left.
After her tweet went viral and people explained that she should not be trying to shame a woman simply trying to do her job, Lizzo apologized.
Since then, Wells has claimed that she’s been scared to leave her house for fear that she’ll be recognized from Lizzo’s tweet. She said after the incident, she received threats from the singer’s fans and has been concerned for her safety. She also shared that she no longer works for Postmates because of the incident—likely because she doesn’t want to continue being recognized by other patrons.
Now, according to TMZ, she is suing Lizzo for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress
I’m no lawyer but to me it would seem that she has a pretty good case on her hands. I’m sure she can produce some of ridiculous, threatening messages from Lizzo’s fans. Not to mention, having to leave this stream of income through no fault of your own is not only financially damaging, potentially emotionally taxing, but it’s also a huge headache.
Love Lizzo and I’m sure she’s learned from this. But I also hope Tiffany gets her money.