Maddie Ziegler slammed Abby Lee Miller and Dance Moms in her shocking tell-all book – and her former mentor isn’t letting her get away with it! Miller fought back against her former student’s digs over social media.
Although Miller often promotes her current and former student’s projects outside of the series, she has remained silent on Ziegler’s new book The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir.
Instead of encouraging followers to buy Ziegler’s book, she urged them to check out her “favorite student” Mackenzie Sol and her “protégé” Mark Myars‘ current projects.
But Miller didn’t stop there, as she also praised Kendall Vertes, Gianna Martello, Kalani Hilliker and Nia Sioux for looking “beautiful” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Fans were quick to notice Miller snubbed Ziegler, who also attended the awards show.
“What about Maddie?” one user asked, as another wrote, “Abby where’s Maddie? Why isn’t she one of your girls anymore? It’s so sad how people [have] changed!”
Miller’s snub comes after Ziegler dissed her by not mentioning her in her tell-all book. Instead, she praised her new mentor, singer Sia, throughout the book.
“Before I met [Sia], I would say yes to a lot of things I didn’t want to do,” she penned, seemingly of Miller, 50. “Because I thought I had to – I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. I’d be overwhelmed by the amount of work on my plate. Sia always tells me you have to have time off, step back and appreciate the moment.”
She also bashed Miller’s choreography, saying how she found certain dances “weird or silly, or even inappropriate.”
But Ziegler didn’t stop there, as she also slammed the drama-filled show.
“I was eight years old at the time, and there were cameramen following me around everywhere I went,” Ziegler penned. “I would just ignore them and go about my business. Eventually, you feel a little exposed because you’re on all the time. Your life is what the show is about, but you’re also trying to live it. I just wanted to dance; I didn’t want all the drama.”
The feud could have to do with Miller’s legal troubles. As Radar readers know, Miller, 50, pled guilty to not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June 2016.
She faces up to 30 months in prison when she’s sentenced on May 8th.
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