Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’ Video Stars Maddie Ziegler and Her Amazing Expressionsby Michelle McGahan | PopCrush
Sia has once again teamed up with Maddie Ziegler — who is a more talented dancer at 12 years old than we could ever hope to be in our entire lives — for her “Big Girls Cry” music video.
The young Dance Moms star, who has represented the elusive singer in both of Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” music videos — not to mention alongside Kristen Wiig in a captivating live performance at the 2015 Grammys — lets her stunning movements do the talking in the latest visual.
Donning Sia’s trademark blond wig and a flesh-colored leotard, Maddie leaves viewers rapt with nothing but rapid hand movements and exquisite facial expressions.
As Sia sings the haunting chorus of her emotional hit — “I may cry ruining my makeup, wash away all the things you’ve taken / And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty, big girls cry when their hearts are breaking” — Maddie’s moves create a genuine work of art.
In a moment that may spark controversy, hands grab Maddie from behind and begin to choke her so violently she rises up with just her feet dangling in front of the camera, almost as if she were hanged. Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time one of Sia’s music videos instigated a backlash; Maddie starred opposite Shia LaBeouf in the singer’s “Elastic Heart” video, which sparked “pedophilia cries.” The singer later explained her concept for the video and apologized if she had offended anyone.
Check out Sia’s “Big Girls Cry” music video above.
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