James Madison Rep Invites Lizzo To Tour His Montpelier Estate After She Twerked With His Crystal Flute

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Not everyone is thrilled that rap artist Lizzo twerked onstage while playing James Madison’s crystal flute, but a rep from the founding father’s Montpelier Estate doesn’t seem very upset.

The rep told TMZ that they invited Lizzo to tour the Virginia property after clips of her playing the priceless flute went viral. The publication noted that the estate would be interested in the “Truth Hurts” singer putting on a performance while she’s there, whether it’s scheduled or impromptu.

The 34-year-old Grammy winner hasn’t responded to the invitation publicly yet.

The historic 2,650-acre Montpelier estate serves as a museum of artifacts to educate the public. It has been criticized for promoting CRT (critical race theory), with The Montpelier Foundation seeking to “unpack and interrogate white privilege and supremacy and systemic racism” in their educational materials. 

Books available for purchase in the gift shop include “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi and “Born on the Water,” which is co-authored by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the “The 1619 Project” fame.

As The Daily Wire previously reported, Lizzo stunned her D.C. audience when she played a few notes on the crystal flute, which had reportedly never been played before. It was lent to her by the Library of Congress.

“B****, I just twerked and played James Madison’s flute from the 1800s!” she said from the stage.

Later, Lizzo shared several clips of the event with her 12.9 million Instagram followers. One video included a caption saying, “YALL.. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LET ME PLAY THEIR HISTORIC 200 YEAR OLD CRYSTAL FLUTE ON STAGE TONIGHT. NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE… NOW YOU DO.”

“This is crazy. I have to be really careful,” Lizzo told the audience in the video.

It’s worth noting that Lizzo is a classically trained flutist who’s been playing since childhood. There’s also a clip of her playing the instrument during a tour of the Library of Congress. 

“Lizzo reverently took Madison’s crystal flute in hand and blew a few notes. This isn’t easy, as the instrument is more than 200 years old. She blew a few more when she was in the Great Hall and Main Reading Room,” April Slayton, Director of Communications at the Library of Congress, wrote in a blog post about the visit. 

“Then, reaching for a more practical flute from the collection, she serenaded employees and a few researchers. It filled the space with music as sublime as the art and architecture.”

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