December 7, 2022

The date: Lizzo made history Tuesday night after the Library of Congress allowed her to borrow a 200-year-old crystal flute during her concert in Washington, DC.

Lizzo plays a 200-year-old crystal flute that was loaned to her by the Library of Congress

Lizzo made history Tuesday night after the Library of Congress allowed her to borrow a 200-year-old crystal flute during her concert in Washington, D.C.

The 34-year-old singer was so thrilled to be the first person to play the instrument, which she originally owed to James Madison, that she even exclaimed during her show: “B****, I just played the flute to James Madison of the century nineteenth! “

She also shared a clip of the special moment on her Instagram, with the caption: “YALL..the Library of Congress let me play its 200-year-old on stage tonight.”

The date: Lizzo made history Tuesday night after the Library of Congress allowed her to borrow a 200-year-old crystal flute during her concert in Washington, DC.

“No one has ever heard what it sounds like…Now you do,” added the classically trained flutist.

The hit maker of The Truth Hurts – who rocked a sparkly suit for the special event – delivered the original piece by saying: ‘This is insane.’ I have to be really careful.

She carefully explained the history of the flute: “This is from the early 19th century, it was a gift to James Madison from a French crystal flute designer to celebrate his second term.”

A piece of history: The singer, 34, was glad he was the first person to play the instrument, which he originally owed James Madison

A piece of history: The singer, 34, was glad he was the first person to play the instrument, which he originally owed James Madison

Joy!

Joy! “B****, I just played the James Madison flute from the 19th century!” I cried during her show

“There was a fire … and the only two things that were saved were a picture of George Washington and this crystal flute right here,” she continued.

The singer continued, “I’m the first person to play it, so you’re about to hear her voice for the first time.”

Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history and making history great. History is great, guys! ” She said.

What a moment!  A representative of the Library of Congress was seen approaching the star and handing her the historical instrument

What a moment! A representative of the Library of Congress was seen approaching the star and handing her the historical instrument

Beware: The Truth Hurts hit maker gave the piece by saying:

Beware: The Truth Hurts hit maker gave the piece by saying, “This is crazy. I have to be really careful”

wow:

WOW: “This is from the early 1800s. This was a gift to James Madison from a French crystal flute designer to celebrate his second term,” carefully explained the history of the flute

Then a representative of the Library of Congress was seen approaching the star and handing her the historical instrument.

Having enjoyed the magical moment for a while, Lizzo played some musical notes and opened to the audience, before respectfully returning the flute to the actor.

The beaming singer went on to post another Instagram video of the moment with the caption: “We got a better video – yeah, double post but I’m the first and only person to play this presidential crystal game fluttered by a heavy letter – like…As a flute player, this Awesome and I will never get over it.

Unique:

First time:

Unique: “There was a fire… and the only two things that were saved were a picture of George Washington and this crystal flute right here,” she continued.

Enjoy: After enjoying the magical moment, Lizzo played some musical notes and opened to the audience

Enjoy: After enjoying the magical moment, Lizzo played some musical notes and opened to the audience

Returning it: Then I respectfully handed the flute to the delegate

Returning it: Then I respectfully handed the flute to the delegate

Before the concert, the Library of Congress invited Lizzo to visit their flute archive, and she was allowed to play a couple.

According to Carla Diane Hayden – an American librarian and librarian of the 14th Congress – the Library of Congress “has the largest flute collection in the world with over 1,800.”

Lizzo is currently on her own tour, which took off over the weekend in Florida.

The special tour, which will run through November, supports Lizzo’s fourth studio album, Special. The album was released in July and features the viral TikTok song, About Damn Time.

Special: Lizzo is currently on her own tour — in support of her fourth studio album, Special — which kicked off over the weekend in Florida, and will run through November.

Special: Lizzo is currently on her own tour — in support of her fourth studio album, Special — which kicked off over the weekend in Florida, and will run through November.