Popstars inviting fans and friends on stage during their concerts is nothing new, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting for concertgoers. Sometimes these invites can go very, very wrong (we love you, Gaga), and sometimes, like in the case of Lizzo and Macaulay Culkin, they can go delightfully right.
Rather than staying home alone on Tuesday night (we had to), Culkin was part of the crowd for Lizzo’s Los Angeles concert stop. As is customary during a Lizzo show, the Billboard chart-topper played her Giggolo Game, which includes the singer and her dancers inviting a fan onstage to perform a dance move that the group then must replicate. On Tuesday night, that fan was Lizzo’s longtime fan Macaulay Culkin. Keep the change, you filth-okay we’re done.
Sharing not one but two angles of the interaction on social media (such a Hollywood pro), Culkin tweeted “When Lizzo asks you to do a silly dance…You get up there and do a silly dance.” In the case of 39-year-old Culkin, that silly dance was the sprinkler. We love a good classic.
Following Culkin and Lizzo’s crew giving a quick history lesson in dance moves, the pair hugged before Culkin danced off stage, obviously having a terrible time and not enjoying himself at all. Thanking Culkin for his moves, Lizzo tells the crowd “Make some noise for Macaulay Culkin everybody,” before adding “Love you, baby.”
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Here’s a better angle… pic.twitter.com/MVTo7h4LJc
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) October 22, 2019
There’s so much that we love about this interaction, from Culkin’s pure happiness about being on stage, to his choice to do the sprinkler and help prove our theory that Lizzo can make anything cool. We also love all the positive comments left on Culkin’s social media, but our favourite goes to actor Sarah Michelle Gellar, who jokes “I’m so jealous (well not of your dancing).” Same, Buffy.
Culkin and Lizzo’s friendship goes back to the early days of Lizzo’s career, with Culkin making a cameo in Lizzo’s 2014 video for “Faded.”
Culkin may want to keep his sprinkler arms warmed up, because there could be even more to celebrate in his friend Lizzo’s career soon. Following her meteoric rise thanks to her 2019 album Cuz I Love You, which includes the singles “Juice” and “Tempo,” Lizzo is now one week away from “Truth Hurts” becoming the longest running female rap song in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. “Truth Hurts” is currently tied with Iggy Azalea’s and Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” which holds the spot after seven weeks at number one in 2014.