Lizzo has taken to her Twitter to apologise after accusing a Postmates delivery driver of stealing her food.
The “Truth Hurts” artist had reached out to the company in a since-deleted tweet that included a screenshot of the app with the courier’s photo. “Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food,” Lizzo wrote. “She lucky I don’t fight no more.”
The tweet had received more than 39,000 likes and hundreds of comments, some of which criticized Lizzo’s response as dangerous, irresponsible, and way too petty.
Publicly shaming someone in the service industry (esp. when you’re wealthy) is worse than stealing food.
— Emma Holder (@emmaholder) September 17, 2019
Seeing the backlash her tweet earned her, the rapper deleted the post and issued an apology in which she acknowledged that her response put the courier in danger, and vowed to be more “responsible with my use of social media.”
I apologize for putting that girl on blast. 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. 🥺
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) September 17, 2019
Meanwhile, Postmates claimed they contacted Lizzo after her initial complaints and “quickly resolved the issue.” And a source told Rolling Stone that the courier waited at the designated drop-off location for the allotted five minutes. She eventually moved on to the next delivery after she was unable to contact Lizzo “or anyone else who placed the order.”