Aaliyah continued, saying, "It’s not right that we have to do this, but I wanted to shed some light on the issue and inform the public about the importance of tipping." Aaliyah said that her income is based on tips from customers because her paychecks are so low. In addition, her reported tips get factored into how much she is taxed on her paycheck. "If I had a good two weeks from tips, my check will be on the lower side. At my last restaurant, my checks would come out to be $0."