Lizzo sued by Postmates worker she accused of stealing her food

Singer Lizzo has been sued by a woman she named and shamed on Twitter for allegedly "stealing her food". 

In September, the 'Truth Hurts' hitmaker tweeted a photo of woman she called "Tiffany W" at the delivery service Postmates.

"This girl stole my food, she lucky I don't fight no more," she wrote. 

Lizzo received a raft of backlash from her followers, prompting her to delete the tweet and apologise for publicly accusing the woman. 

"I apologise for putting that girl on blast," the 31-year-old musician tweeted the next day. 

"I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger."

It appears Lizzo's apology wasn't enough for Tiffany Wells, who is now suing the star for defamation. 

Court documents filed by Wells' lawyers state the delivery worker received "direct threats of violence" and "feared for her physical safety". 

Wells said she attempted to deliver the food to Lizzo's hotel, but couldn't complete the task because there was no room number included on the order. 

The lawsuit adds that Wells made attempts to contact Lizzo and asked around for a person named 'Bonnie V' (Lizzo's alleged pseudonym on the Postmates app), but was forced to abandon the order. 

Wells' lawyers call Lizzo's statements on Twitter "false, defamatory and libellous". 

"Lizzo's conduct was extreme and outrageous in that she used her celebrity to publicly defame, disparage, and threaten a private individual (i.e. [Tiffany Wells]), to roughly one million Twitter followers," the suit states. 

Lizzo remains active on Instagram and Twitter, but has yet to respond further to the incident on social media. Several international media outlets have reached out to Lizzo's representation for comment.