Strong is beautiful!
This 17-year-old triple threat has been turning heads ever since her early days on reality TV series “Dance Moms,” but Nia Sioux‘s latest and greatest music video, “FLXXN,” is reminding everyone that she’s here to stay — and here to slay!
Keep scrolling to check out the gushing-with-girl-power visual and to get the inside scoop on all things Nia: from her inspiration behind the song to behind-the-scenes filming secrets and everything in between!
“I just wanted to let my talents speak for themselves. And I think that I definitely showed everyone that this year. That’s what the song is about, and the video…people were doubting me…but you’ve just gotta bounce back.”
What does “flexin'” mean?
Nia: Everyone knows flexing your muscles, showing off, but in the song, it’s more just showing how confident you are, and how strong you are, and you don’t have to show off, because your talent speaks for itself.
What was the inspiration behind the music video?
Nia: I’m at the boxing gym for the video. You get knocked down a lot, you get punched in the gut, but you have to keep on going and prevail. You put up a fight. You don’t just back down. Whenever people are going at you, the haters, saying negative comments, you’re just gonna have to take it, and you’re gonna have to put your armor on, and you’re gonna have to go in full fighting mode.
Is there a message you want fans to take away from the song?
Nia: I really want them to take away that this song and video is about courage, determination, strength, but most importantly, resilience.
How is the “FLXXN” visual different from the music videos you’ve done in the past?
Nia: I feel like my vibe is the same, or very similar. I love to just relate it to positive messages, or something that has happened in my life, or a problem, and overcoming that problem. I go through a lot of the same things that most 17-year-olds go through!
How did you come up with the idea to use a group of all-male dancers?
Nia: I love the idea of a girl boss! In the video, there are moments where you definitely know I’m in charge. I walk in, and all the boys drop what they’re doing, and they just stare at me, because I’m like, “Yeah, I know. I’ve arrived. I’ve arrived.” All of the dancers are around my age, and I’d worked with most of them for VidCon. They’re all so sweet and so, so talented. It worked out really well!
Is there anything fans would be surprised to know went on behind-the-scenes on set?
Nia: Throughout the day, my mom gave the dancers my phone to take videos, and funny videos…They were taking them all day. I didn’t see my phone that day. Everyone has my phone, and whenever I looked back later at the videos, they were hilarious. It’s them just being silly, and fooling around, and it was the best thing ever. It was so hilarious.They were laughing the whole entire day. It was great. The energy was so amazing!
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