Lizzo’s legal troubles are far from over.
Superstar singer/rapper Lizzo, whose real name is Tiffany Wells, is being sued for libel, emotional distress, and false light invasion of privacy after posting a tweet two months ago directed at a Postmates driver. The driver, Tiffany Wells, was working for the delivery service when Lizzo ordered food to be sent to her hotel. The food never arrived, and Lizzo took to social media to put Tiffany on blast, posting her picture with the caption, “Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more”.
After the incident, Lizzo was heavily criticized for making Tiffany’s name and face public without thinking of the personal consequences she might face considering Lizzo’s enormous fan following. Lizzo went on to express her regrets about her decision, and promised, “Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door.”
Unfortunately, Lizzo’s apology was too little and too late, as Wells is now claiming to have received several threats of violence and have “feared for her physical safety”, according to the allegations of the lawsuit.
In addition to the embarrassment and threats faced by Tiffany Wells, the lawsuit also claims that she never stole Lizzo’s food or intended to avoid delivering it. The Postmates employee claims she arrived at the Revere Hotel in Boston to deliver Lizzo’s order to the alias identity of “Bonnie V”, but was not given a room number for the delivery. The lawsuit explains that she checked to see if someone under that name was staying at the hotel before waiting for five minutes in the lobby and then moving on to her next delivery, which is the usual Postmates protocol. Lizzo has yet to publicly respond to the lawsuit.