Lizzo, the obese African-American female hip hop artist and rapper, was gifted the historic opportunity to twerk on stage while playing a two century old flute once owned by James Madison, founding father and fourth President of the United States.
“As some of y’all may know I got invited to the Library of Congress,” Lizzo said on stage, wearing some sort of gold fabric draped over her buttocks, skin jiggling. “I want everybody to make some noise for James Madison’s crystal flute, y’all!”
Lizzo then took the flute from Library of Congress curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and shook her behind as she played two notes on the instrument then returned it.
NOBODY HAS EVER HEARD THIS FAMOUS CRYSTAL FLUTE BEFORE
NOW YOU HAVE
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) September 28, 2022
“Bitch I just twerked and played James Madison’s crystal flute from the 1800’s,” Lizzo told her audience after playing Madison’s flute. “We just made history tonight. Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history and making history freaking cool. History is freaking cool you guys.”
Prior to handling the historical artifact, Lizzo was invited to pay a visit to the Library of Congress and examine the “largest flute collection in the world” before her show.
“Cameras snapped and video rolled. For your friendly national library, this was a perfect moment to show a new generation how we preserve the country’s rich cultural heritage. The Library’s vision is that all Americans are connected to our holdings. We want people to see them,” Library of Congress communications director April Slayton said of the artists endeavour.
Could there be a more apt metaphor for the current state of America than this? pic.twitter.com/45tyyb94BB
— RAW EGG NATIONALIST (@Babygravy9) September 28, 2022
“So when Lizzo asked if she could play the flute at her Tuesday concert in front of thousands of fans, the Library’s collection, preservation, and security teams were up [to] the challenge,” Slayton added.
Shockingly, Lizzo did apparently play actual music on the flute while wearing relatively modest clothing, according to video that has since surfaced on social media.
For some unknown reason, however, her audience was only treated to the nudity-laced jiggle routine seen above.
This is the video of Lizzo playing James Madison’s flute everyone should see. Beautifully played. And she’s wearing clothes! pic.twitter.com/QDhVpgzSau
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) September 28, 2022
This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.