For Lizzo, legal trouble comes in threes – but it’s usually good days. The rapper, singer, musician, and human interest story of the moment was arrested twice in less than one year, causing her to cancel multiple shows, before being accused of stealing food from a Postmates driver.
The South Carolina native teamed up with the legal comedy show The Mo’Nique Show to clear up the rumors. “I don’t want to disappoint you, but let me put all of the assumptions to rest and share the truth about this very snotty person who made all of these inflammatory statements,” she said to the audience. “I had stolen your lunch money… No, they did not tell me to steal your lunch money.”
The Postmates driver, who’d also recorded the whole thing, had been dropping off Lizzo’s food on a car she claimed was unregistered for delivery. But when it didn’t show up, she complained to police (despite having no backup–lunch is expensive). But when the police asked the Postmates driver about the food the driver had delivered, he denied claiming Lizzo as a customer before Lizzo’s show, claims Lizzo’s lawyer told Billboard.
But the RIAA didn’t agree with Lizzo’s attorney, getting involved with the case. So when the RIAA threatened Lizzo with failure to label records, to whom she later said she owes about $17,000, she retained more legal representation. It’s believed that around this time, the Postmates driver made the episode with the Mo’Nique Show a real deal. “Oh my god,” he says in the episode. “I got y’all… This is a very bogus incident.”
But it wasn’t. “All of a sudden, a week later, they’re on the street,” she continued. “The Postmates driver is arrested.”
The songstress (whose latest album Baby Like Me came out in 2015) maintains that she’s not the opportunistic thief some people (including the Postmates driver) accused her of. She says she had ordered from them before, though she didn’t know the car was unregistered until her lunch didn’t show up. She told the Post and Courier that she’s made numerous post-drop requests over the years, but did not know they were illegally skipped.
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“Why would I cut these people off?” she said. “What they have done is they’ve hurt my feelings, they’ve made me seem like a villain. They’ve made me a villain. They have. They have my best interests in mind… I apologize.”
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.