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8 August 2019, 13:35 | Updated: 8 August 2019, 17:48
Lizzo’s improvisations over Jay-Z’s rhymes and Alicia’s Keys’ vocals are blowing our little flutey states of mind.
While Lizzo shows off her powerful voice in the Adele, it’s the Jay-Z (above) that we can’t stop watching.
For ‘Empire State of Mind’, Lizzo whips out her flute – OMG is it Sasha?! Did she know Sasha by then?! – and riffs off a spectacular bit of improv over Jay-Z’s rap intro to the huge 2009 hit.
Then she plays in unison with Alicia Keys’ lyrics, occasionally taking liberties with the melody to improvise some expert accompanying lines.
It’s pure flutey perfection. And cool as anything.
We don’t deserve you, 23-year-old Lizzo.