Quantasia Sharpton, the woman suing Usher for allegedly exposing her to an STD, captured the side-eye of many when a tweet sent one week before her lawsuit surfaced.

In the tweet, Sharpton wrote “I need some money,” and added a handful of brooding emojis.

Despite the timing of the tweet, the woman’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, is standing by her client.

“It’s not a crime to be poor in America. It’s not a crime to be honest about the fact you need money. Most people need money,” Lisa Bloom said while speaking with TMZ.

Although Sharpton previously claimed to have been intimate with Usher after he plucked her out of the crowd during a concert on her 19th birthday, the eight-time Grammy winner has reportedly informed those close to him that he never slept with the woman.

Additionally, according to sources, if Usher did have Sharpton join him on stage it could have been as “an esteem booster.”