Sia Drops 'The Greatest' Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Video Starring Maddie Ziegler

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Maddie Ziegler in the video for 'The Greatest' by Sia Feat. Kendrick Lamar.

Sia teams up with an old friend and a new one on the latest single, "The Greatest," which dropped unexpectedly over the Labor Day weekend. The uplifting, poppy song with a subtle island vibe features a verse from Kendrick Lamar, who makes his presence known early with the lines,  "I transform with pressure, I'm hands-on with effort/ I fell twice before, my bounce back was special/ Letdowns will get you and the critics will test you/ But the strongest survive another scar may bless you."

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In another dance-heavy clip, the song's video features Ziegler leading a troupe of fellow children and adults in a routine that takes place inside a dilapidated apartment building, moving from one room to another in a touching tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando that took the lives of 49 members of the LGBT community. Ziegler and 49 other dancers stand in for those who were killed that night using a range of expressive hand and facial gestures: Lamar does not appear in the clip.