Pop star Lizzo’s performance with a two-century-old crystal flute ― a gift to President James Madison ― has sparked more potential ties to the Founding Father’s history.
A representative of Madison’s Montpelier, a National Historic Landmark, told TMZ that Lizzo is invited to “take a private tour” of the estate following her performance with his crystal flute last week.
The performance followed an invitation from the Library of Congress to play the instrument while Lizzo was in Washington, D.C., for her Special Tour concert.
“We ❤️ that @lizzo & @librarycongress brought the story of the #MadisonFlute to light- and invite Lizzo to visit James Madison’s home any time 🙏🏼,” Madison’s Montpelier wrote on Twitter.
The estate spokesperson wrote to Billboard that the “talented and classically-trained” pop star “brought history to life” with her performance.
The estate highlights a number of aspects of its history, including “The Mere Distinction of Colour,” an exhibition that looks at Montpelier’s connection to slavery and how slavery “impacts today’s conversations about race, identity, and human rights,” according to Montpelier’s website.
“The three-time Grammy Award winner’s songs exemplify how music is a universal language that brings people together,” the estate’s spokesperson told the music news site.
“Whatever genre, music helps people connect, express emotions, and create deep, lasting bonds. As Lizzo continues her concert tour in the coming weeks, we’re crossing our fingers that she would consider adding a stop at James Madison’s Montpelier, once home to Madison, father of the U.S. Constitution.”
HuffPost has reached out to Lizzo’s representatives for further comment.