Aussie singer Sia has recalled barring her protégé Maddie Ziegler from boarding a flight with convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein.

In an interview on the Zach Sang Show, the Grammy-nominated performer reflected on her relationship with the Dance Moms star, which is when the protective story was raised.

“I kept her off a plane that Harvey Weinstein tried to get her on,” Sia said.

“When he invited her, I told [Maddie’s mum] Melissa, I just said, ‘Please don’t, do not do that, do not do that, do not do that.'”

Sia Says She Once Barred Maddie Ziegler From A Flight With Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein

She went on to say that she’s been protective of Ziegler since they first started working together way back when.

“As soon as I met Maddie, I felt extreme desire to protect her and I think that it was part of my own healing,” Sia said during the interview. “I felt just extreme compulsion to protect her and yet the irony is that I didn’t want to be famous and I threw this child into the spotlight and she would say to me, ‘Don’t be silly—I was already famous and I wanted to be famous.'”

Sia continued, “And I say, ‘And you know it can stop at any time right? If you want it to stop, I can make it stop. You can just go back to being a normal person again.'”

Sia Says She Once Barred Maddie Ziegler From A Flight With Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein

However, “She said, ‘No, I just love performing. I love dancing and I love acting so much,’ and so I thought how’s a good way I can keep her safe is just keep making projects for her and therefore most of the time we’re working together.”

Ziegler is set to star in Sia’s upcoming film, Music.