Lizzo Plays James Madison’s 200-year-old Crystal Flute

On Tuesday night at a concert in Washington, Lizzo stopped playing when a woman with a flute came on stage.

While performing, the singer was dressed in a glittery body suit and carefully held the instrument. Her response was, "Wow."

Lizzo showed it to the crowd and said, "It's crystal. It's like trying to play music out of a wine glass."

She then played one note. Lizzo played the flute while she twerked, and The audience went absolutely wild.

Lizzo told the crowd that she had just twerked and played James Madison's crystal flute from the 1800s. "Tonight, we made history."

Madison was the fourth president of the United States. He served from 1809 to 1817. His crystal flute lives at the Library of Congress. 

On the instrument, the name and title of Madison as well as the year it was made, 1813, are written.

Lizzo was invited to the Library of Congress the day before her concert to look at its collection of nearly 2,000 flutes and try out some of them, including James Madison's flute.

The person in charge of the flute collection at the Library of Congress, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, told the Washington Post, "She is very talented."