Lizzo treated the Met Gala red carpet to an impromptu performance last night, after rocking up to the star-studded event with a very expensive ‘rare’ golden flute.
The singer, whose real name is Melissa Jefferson, arrived wearing a lavish embroidered coat that she said took 22,000 hours to create, worn over a black corseted dress to complete her take on the ‘Gilded Age’ theme for this year.
But while you’d have thought the lavish satin coat was enough of a showstopper, Lizzo then busted out a golden flute and broke into a spontaneous performance on the snazzy $55,000 (£44,000) instrument.
The star also played the flute while speaking to journalists on the red carpet about her look, telling Variety: “This coat took 22,000 hours to make. This flute is a rare $55,000 flute, and I’m in Thom Browne – it's hugging my curves just right and I look amazing!”
As people begged Lizzo to ‘play it for us!’, she removed her coat and said: “I got you.”
She then proceeded to play a quick tune, adding: “That’s what I’ve got for you today!”
Lizzo’s outfit was dreamt up by Thom Browne, who explained the details of her look on Twitter after the event.
He wrote: “Lizzo wears a black silk moiré exaggerated hip corset dress, dropped skirt with an oversized chesterfield black duchess satin coat with gold rose, foliage bullion and silk satin stitch embroidery for the 2022 Met Gala.”
Many fans had as much love for Lizzo's incredible look as they did for her unusual accessory, with one tweeting: "Lizzo deserves best dressed for the Met Gala!!!!!! And queen brought a flute?!?!"
Someone else said: "LIZZO JUST PLAYED THE FLUTE FOR US LMFAOOO #METGALA #METGALA2022."
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, turned heads on the red carpet with a dress that paid tribute to the 60 women that had inspired her, having had their names embroidered onto the burgundy gown.
Speaking to red carpet interviewers Vanessa Hudgens and Hamish Bowles, Editor at Large for Vogue, Clinton revealed how she and designer Joseph Altuzarra came up with the idea, saying: “I said, 'What about American women in the past who have inspired me?'”
The initial list of women that they drew up proved to be a little too long, so in the end the pair whittled it down to figures from the past, including Rosa Parks, Lady Bird Johnson, Harriet Tubman, Sacagawea, Eleanor Roosevelt, Madeleine Albright, Elizabeth Blackwell and Clara Barton and Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham.
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