Lizzo is a woman of many firsts – the first woman to headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the first female rapper in history to hit the top 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 3 solo songs, and now the first person to ever hit nearly 200 has -year-old flute that belonged to a former President of the United States.
The “2 Be Loved” singer is known for her talent on the woodwind instrument and was recently honored to play the crystal flute given to James Madison in 1813. The flute had previously been in the care of the Library of Congress for decades and was presented to Lizzo at the first stop on her tour in Washington, DC.
Lizzo shared footage from the moment she gagged as she got her hands on the instrument. Despite her excitement, she was confident in handling the instrument with care, telling fans:
Bitch I’m scared It’s crystal. It’s like playing out of a wine glass bitch, so be patient.”
Bitch I just twerked and played James Madison’s 19th century flute. We made history tonight! Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history and making history pretty darn cool. The story is freaking cool folks.”
Just days before Lizzo’s performance, Carla Hayden, the first woman and African American Librarian of CongressIn a tweet, she invited Lizzo to take a look at the flute. Lizzo’s excited reaction got things moving, and the handlers brought the flute to the stage at their Wednesday night concert.
I’M COMING CARLA! AND I PLAY THIS CRYSTAL FLUTE!!!!! https://t.co/aPcIthlqeo
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizo) September 24, 2022
The library later tweeted that the flute was safely returned with the help of local police.
We just did a DNA test. Turns out it’s 100% true [crystal] flute @lizo played at their DC stop on the #special tour This evening. It’s back in the library now, safe and sound. Many Thanks @CapitolPolice for the accompaniment. Check out this section to learn more about Lizzo’s visit to the library. #LizzoAtLOC pic.twitter.com/YnS5wVoALN
— Library of Congress (@librarycongress) September 28, 2022
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