History: 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

Lizzo plays a 200-year-old crystal flute tape to her by The Library of Congress

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 singer, 34, was thrilled to be the first ever person to play the musical instrument, originally owned by James Madison, even exclaiming during her show: ‘B****, I just twerked and played James Madison’s flute from the 1800s! ‘

She 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.’

History: 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

‘NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE… NOW YOU DO,’ the classically trained flautist added.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker – who shone in a shimmering bodysuit for the special event – introduced the original piece by saying, ‘This is crazy. I have to be really careful.’

‘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 carefully explained the flute’s history.

A piece of history: The singer, 34, was thrilled to be the first ever person to play the musical instrument, originally owed by James Madison

A piece of history: The singer, 34, was thrilled to be the first ever person to play the musical instrument, originally owed by James Madison

Excited!  'B****, I just twerked and played James Madison's flute from the 1800s!'  she exclaimed during her show

Excited! ‘B****, I just twerked and played James Madison’s flute from the 1800s!’ she exclaimed during her show

‘There was a fire… and the only two things that were saved were a portrait of George Washington and this crystal flute right here,’ she went on.

‘I am the first person to ever play it,’ thee singer continued, ‘so you’re about to hear what it sounds like for the first time.’

‘Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history and making history cool. History is freaking cool, you guys!’ she said.

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

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

The Careful: The Truth Hurts hitmaker introduced the special piece by saying, 'This is crazy.  I have to be really careful'

The Careful: The Truth Hurts hitmaker introduced the special piece by saying, ‘This is crazy. I have to be really careful’

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,' she carefully explained the flute's history

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,’ she carefully explained the flute’s history

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.

The thrilled singer went on to post yet another Instagram video of the moment with the caption: ‘YALL WE GOT A BETTER VIDEO — YEAH IM DOUBLE POSTING BUT IM THE FIRST & ONLY PERSON TO PLAY THIS PRESIDENTIAL CRYSTAL FLUTE ITS LITERALLY AN HEIRLOOM — LIKE… AS A FLUTE PLAYER THIS IS ICONIC AND I WILL NEVER BE OVER IT.’

Unique: 'There was a fire… and the only two things that were saved were a portrait of George Washington and this crystal flute right here,' she went on

First time: 'I am the first person to ever play it,' the singer continued, 'so you're about to hear what it sounds like for the first time'

Unique: ‘There was a fire… and the only two things that were saved were a portrait of George Washington and this crystal flute right here,’ she went on

Having fun: After taking in the magical moment for a beat, Lizzo played a few notes and twerked for the crowd

Having fun: After taking in the magical moment for a beat, Lizzo played a few notes and twerked for the crowd

Handing it back: She then respectfully handed the flute back to the representative

Handing it back: She then respectfully handed the flute back to the representative

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

According to Carla Diane Hayden – an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress – the Library of Congress ‘has the largest flute collection in the world with more than 1,800.’

Lizzo is currently on her Special Tour, which kicked off over the weekend in Florida.

The Special Tour, which will run through November, is in support of Lizzo’s fourth studio album, Special. The album was released in July and features the viral TikTok hit, About Damn Time.

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

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