Lizzo opens flood of emotion after she re-creates a beloved piece of art during her SNL performance

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Lizzo opens flood of emotion after she re-creates a beloved piece of art during her SNL performance

Lizzo unleashes an outpouring of emotion on social media after recreating a beloved piece of art during her SNL performance of Break Up Twice

Lizzo’s appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live went far beyond the typical singing and dancing.

The Grammy winner touched a flood of emotions as she recreated a beloved work of art as she paid homage to the famous Annie Lee painting Blue Monday in her performance of Break Up Twice.

The hitmaker, 34, wore a white slip as she sat on a bed in a set created to match the background of the painting.

Art: Lizzo, 34, sparked an outpouring of emotion on social media after creating a tribute to the Blue Monday painting by the late Annie Lee for her performance of Break Up Twice on Saturday Night Live

The social media universe went wild afterwards with fans expressing their gratitude and sharing the significance of the reference during her emotional performance.

One fan wrote: ‘Uniquely Black in America @lizzo is unapologetic about her place in the cultural zeitgeist. This[painting]hung in every Black household at the beginning of the 21st century. We are beyond tired. ‘

The painting is a self-portrait of the artist, who died in 2017 at the age of 79. She did not paint her face on the woman so that others could identify with the emotion. Other pieces of her art have been featured on TV shows such as The Cosby Show and A Different World.

Praise: Praise for Lizzo's performance swept the internet as fans posted photos of the original painting alongside the Grammy winner's 'unapologetic' recreation of the scene

Praise: Praise for Lizzo’s performance swept the internet as fans posted photos of the original painting alongside the Grammy winner’s ‘unapologetic’ recreation of the scene

Bantoe Knots: One fan praised her performance and the hairstyle that included Bantoe Knots

Bantoe Knots: One fan praised her performance and the hairstyle that included Bantoe Knots

Art: Another fan praised her portrayal, writing 'You are literally ART'

Art: Another fan praised her portrayal, writing ‘You are literally ART’

Everything: A fan wrote that the Grammy winner's performance was 'everything'.  The late artist, Annie Lee, was known for her depictions of African-American everyday life

Everything: A fan wrote that the Grammy winner’s performance was ‘everything’. The late artist, Annie Lee, was known for her depictions of African-American everyday life

You get me: Lizzo collected a collection of the social media posts about her performance and thanked her audience who told them: 'You get me.'  She also thanked her creative team for pulling off the set in less than a week

You get me: Lizzo collected a collection of the social media posts about her performance and thanked her audience who told them: ‘You get me.’ She also thanked her creative team for pulling off the set in less than a week

An icy fan said: ‘Lizzo your “Blue Monday” tribute was everything… Sooo @lizzo and keep Annie Lee fresh in our hearts.’ Another loved Lizzo’s take on the art, saying: ‘It’s so FAB! a black queen rocks Bantu Knots on #SNL, looks stunning and performs Break Up Twice.’

Lizzo shared video of the performance on Instagram and expressed her own appreciation alongside the posts, writing: ‘You get me, you really get me…’

“Thank you to my creative team for helping me execute this vision with less than a week to prepare! You make miracles happen!’ She later sang her rendition of the Stevie Wonder song, Someday at Christmas, which was released in November.

Elvis star Austin Butler, 31, hosted the show and capped off a week in which he received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis star Austin Butler, 31, hosted the show and capped off a week in which he received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis star Austin Butler, who received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the biopic about the King of Rock and Roll, hosted the show.

The actor briefly reprized his character and sang a new version of Blue Christmas as he said goodbye to a tearful Cecily Strong, who left the show after 11 seasons.

In a Twitter post, Lizzo shared some behind-the-scenes photos with the host, writing ‘Austin gives the best hugs. I’M SO PROUD OF HIM!’

Proud: Lizzo shared some behind-the-scenes photos and praised the actor, saying: 'Austin gives the best hugs.  I"M SO PROUD OF HIM!'

Proud: Lizzo shared some behind-the-scenes photos and praised the actor, saying: ‘Austin gives the best hugs. I’M SO PROUD OF HIM!’

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