Lizzo is one of the most social media-savvy artists out there. The music sensation as established herself among the top performs out there. Recently, Lizzo made history on Tuesday night after The Library of Congress let her borrow a 200-year-old crystal flute during her concert in Washington, DC.
The 34-year-old singer was overjoyed to be the first person to play the flute that James Madison invented. She even exclaimed during her performance, “B****, I just twerked and played James Madison’s flute from the 1800s!”
Lizzo also shared a clip of the special moment to her Instagram, with the caption, “YALL.. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LET ME PLAY THEIR HISTORIC 200 YEAR OLD CRYSTAL FLUTE ON STAGE TONIGHT.” The artist further said, “NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE… NOW YOU DO.”
The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who shined in a shimmering bodysuit for the special event, introduced the original piece by saying, “This is crazy. I have to be really careful.” She explained to the fans, “This is from the early 1800s, this was a gift to James Madison from a French crystal flute designer to celebrate his second term.” She went on, “There was a fire… and the only two things that were saved were a portrait of George Washington and this crystal flute right here.”
“Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history and making history cool. History is freaking cool, you guys!”
A Library of Congress representative was then seen approaching the star and handed her the historical instrument. After taking in the magical moment for a beat, Lizzo played a few notes and twerked for the crowd, before respectfully handing the flute back to the representative. You can check it out below.
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