Celisse Henderson, took the opportunity to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Henderson appeared alongside Lizzo for a slightly altered intro to her smash, “Truth Hurts,” picking out a crackling version of the song’s lead melody on a cream-colored Gibson SG Custom — just like the kind Tharpe used to play. Henderson topped it all off with a guitar strap emblazoned with the word “Sister.”
What an honor it was to kick of this incredible performance by the amazingly talented and good hearted @lizzo 💕💕
And it’s all for #SisterRosettaTharpe @nbcsnl @gibsonguitar #lizzoSNL pic.twitter.com/mI5XuzWvhM
— Celisse (@CelisseMusic) December 22, 2019