Sia stopped Maddie Ziegler from getting on a plane with Harvey Weinstein

Brenda Watkins
July 5, 2020

Earlier his year, the disgraced Hollywood producer was found guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. Another disclosure was made by the singer Sia.

In a new interview with the Zach Sang Show, Sia revealed that she would categorize her relationship to Maddie as that of a "mother and friend, but I mean, only because Melissa [Ziegler-Gisoni] lets me".

The pair continued to collaborate on projects together, with Ziegler accompanying Sia on tours and starring in other music videos like Elastic Heart and Cheap Thrills.

"As soon as I met Maddie, I had a great desire to protect her, it was part of my healing". "The irony is, I didn't want to be famous, and I threw this child into the spotlight".

"I kept her off a plane that Harvey Weinstein tried to get her on", Sia said. There are times when my insight really works...

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As you're likely aware, Maddie Ziegler first became known after appearing on Dance Moms, but it was her breakout performance at age 11 in Sia's Chandelier music video where she really rose to fame. The girl continues to dance, actively profile in Instagram, launched her own range of cosmetics.

But it sounds like Sia's protective instincts could have helped Maddie in more than one way. "And I would say say, 'And you know, it can stop at any time, right?"

The singer, who worked with Maddie, Kate Hudson, and Leslie Odom, Jr., on the new movie Music, underscored that everything she does for Maddie comes from a place of keeping the 17-year-old safe.

'I called Melissa [Maddie's mum], and was like, "Please don't do this, like this isn't good for her career". In addition to the creative inspiration the two clearly share, Sia believes their teamwork serves a greater goal, too: "A good way of keeping her safe is [to] just keep making projects for her and therefore most of the time we're working together", she added. "She said, 'No, I just love performing. I think her manager thinks I'm a real pain in the butt, I'm sure". "I had no idea "Chandelier" was going to be so massive", she explained. So much so that the teenager even considers the Grammy-nominee to be her godmother.

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