Lizzo performs Pres. James Madison’s crystal flute: ‘Historical past is freaking cool’

Lizzo is making “freaking cool” historical past.

The 34-year-old singer, rapper and classically skilled flutist claimed to be one of many few ever to play President James Madison’s crystal flute throughout a live performance on Wednesday evening in Washington, DC.

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Loaned to her by the Library of Congress, handlers appeared onstage throughout “The Particular Tour” cease, gently lending the Grammy-winning artist the 200-year-old instrument.

“Bitch, I’m scared,” the “2 Be Beloved (Am I Prepared)” songstress declared into the microphone. “It’s like taking part in out of a wine glass, so be affected person.”

Lizzo performed a brief and candy reverberating be aware earlier than pulling again and looking out on the flute in amazement. She then performed one other trill whereas twerking to the adoring viewers’s applause.

She held the flute over her head like a trophy earlier than returning it the the handlers and jogging again over to her microphone.

Lizzo twerked whole playing the former president's flute.
Lizzo twerked whereas taking part in the USA’ Founding Father’s flute.

“Bitch, I simply twerked and performed James Madison’s crystal flute from the 1800s. We simply made historical past tonight,” Lizzo declared.

She additionally thanked the Library of Congress for “preserving our historical past and making historical past freaking cool.”

“Historical past is freaking cool, you guys,” she added.

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Madison’s flute is one in all 1,800 within the Library of Congress’ assortment, Carla Hayden, the librarian of Congress, instructed NPR.

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You didn't think 
 played that antique flute on stage without practicing first, did you? She visited the Library Monday & played several of the flutes in our collection, which is the largest in the world. #LizzoAtLOC
Lizzo tries out a flute on the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
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Hayden tweeted at Lizzo forward of her DC tour date, sharing glimpses of the biggest flute assortment on the planet and even inviting her to come back play just a few.

“Like your track they’re ‘Good as hell,’ ” Hayden wrote.

Lizzo excitedly responded, manifesting Tuesday evening’s efficiency.


Lizzo continues her tour Wednesday evening with a cease in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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