'Maddie was already famous when I discovered her, but I have certainly expanded her exposure and feel responsible for that, ' she went on. Moreover it's good that she "feels very protective" of the dancer, but she doesn't explain how that protectiveness takes form other than checking in with Ziegler.
"Some would argue a teenager... can't or shouldn't be charged with making sound choices for themselves and so I do try to choose the best for her always". But I think this is an important conversation'.
Ziegler, 15, has appeared in six of the singer's videos, beginning with 2014's "Chandelier". She is now touring with the 41-year-old from Adelaide.
It's after a Guardian article pointed out that Sia's identity is hidden by a wig while performing - leaving Maddie to be the face of the show. "Not just myself but all directors, stage parents and agents [w] ith their children, clients, charges".
She said: 'What I learned from Maddie is that fame affects her differently than how it affected me.
Posing on a beach in front of Rangitoto before the concert on Tuesday, Ziegler told her followers she was "a little bit obsessed" with New Zealand. If that changes, we stop'.
The column asked whether the spotlight-shy artist was exposing a child to the same fame she sought to avoid, writing that "the grown-up who has seen what fame can do and fears it has, perhaps unwittingly, handed it over to the child instead".
Sia responded to the piece.
"Up on the stage in Sydney on Saturday, with Furler concealed and Maddie in the spotlight, it seemed that the superstar was deploying a child in a way that she herself refuses to be", Malkin wrote. Not to a "perfect blank slate" but to a minor who is yet to learn about, or tame, the monster'. "'So when I met her I was 'Wow, she's so incredible". - Sia tweeted that she considers the concerns mentioned in the piece. But we became a dynamic duo'.
Cool with it: 'I thought I would do this one video and never see her again.