Maddie Ziegler bashing her former mentor Abby Lee Miller in her tell-all book was only the beginning! The former Dance Moms star continues to diss Miller – and now her new idol Sia is in the middle of the epic feud!
During an interview with Build, Ziegler compared working with Miller to performing for singer Sia.
“When I started learning the choreography, I was so uncomfortable with it because I’m usually trained to point my feet and make sure I have perfect technique,” she said of appearing in Sia’s music video for “Chandelier.” “But for this, I could let loose and do whatever and not be criticized for making a mistake. My mistakes were good. They liked my mistakes. Everything was stress-free.”
Ziegler then said that working with Sia meant she didn’t have to “worry about winning a competition or making my teacher happy.”
But the shade didn’t end there, as she explained how she’s grateful for Dance Moms because it allowed her to work with Sia.
“If I wouldn’t have done that show then Sia wouldn’t have found me,” she said. “As much as I’m glad I’m moving on to better things, it has benefitted me a lot and I am thankful for the opportunity.”
As Radar readers know, Ziegler snubbed her former mentor by not mentioning her in The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir. When she seemed to be referring to Miller, she slammed her and the Lifetime series.
“I was eight years old at the time, and there were cameramen following me around everywhere I went,” Ziegler penned of the show. “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.”
She added of Miller’s choreography, “I haven’t loved every dance we’ve done. Some I thought were a little weird or silly, or even inappropriate for kids our age.”
Not only has Ziegler praised Sia in interviews, but she also thanked her 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.”
The feud could have to do with Miller’s legal troubles. 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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