Aussie singer Sia has once again got people talking about her new music video, but for all the wrong reasons.
Sia’s mini-me ‘Chandelier’ dancer Maddie Ziegler, 12, features in Sia’s new video clip for song ‘Elastic Heart’.
Except this time, Shia Labeouf (the guy who sat in a room with a paper bag over his face, only removing it to silently cry) appears in the video with 12-year-old child star Maddie.
The pair, dressed in next-to-nothing, duke it out in a strange dance battle/cage fight scenario which critics on the interwebs are saying comes across ‘paedophilic’.
Sia has since apologised to anyone who was upset by this aspect of her video.
But in an interview with Cosmopolitan, Maddie says Shia fit into their ‘video family’ just fine.
“Before we started the video Shia took me and my mom out to eat just to get to know each other because it’d be awkward just being like, “Hey, let’s dance together” the first day, you know? It’s kind of weird. So you have to build that bond.”
Maddie didn’t help dispel Shia Lebouf’s strange reputation though, when asked of what he did between takes.
“We had fun on set definitely, but when we got into it he got super serious. He was running around, he was punching the cage, and screaming and doing a lot of pushups. He just kept doing it and I was just standing there like, Uhh, does he always do this? I don’t usually just see people screaming and getting into character, I was a little intimidated but I understood.”
Check out the video below and let us know what you think.