June 13, 2024

Lizzo issues apology after publicly accusing Postmates driver of stealing her food

Total Wireless Presents LIZZO Live Powered By Pandora at HD Buttercup on September 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

This week body positive rapper Lizzo set off a firestorm of heated debate after she not only publicly accused a Postmates driver of stealing her food but also shared a picture of the young woman’s face on her social media account.

Monday, the entertainer took to Twitter and posted in a since-deleted tweet, “Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more.”

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According to Rolling Stone, when reached for comment, a spokesperson for the food delivery service wrote: “As soon as Lizzo reached out, we looked into the matter and quickly resolved the issue. We apologize to Lizzo for any inconvenience.”

But many fans took issue with the tweet pointing out that publicly shaming a Black woman for an unproven claim of theft in this day and age was not only tone deaf but could have also put the driver in harm’s way. Some also pointed out that it also goes against the woman empowerment anthems the 31-year-old has become known for.

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A source later told Rolling Stone that the Postmates driver in question had actually waited for 5 minutes at the designated drop-off location and only left because she was unable to reach Lizzo or anyone from her camp.

After a day of social media doing what it does best and turning the situation into a series of clever memes, the Truth Hurts singer ultimately saw the error of her ways and tweeted, “I apologize for putting that girl on blast.”

She then conceded, “I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door.”

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