The ALDC might be without their fearless leader for some episodes of “Dance Moms” Season 6. Abby Lee Miller revealed in a newsletter on Monday evening that she could be absent from some upcoming installments of the competition series, and not because of her ongoing legal woes. According to the reality star, her absences could be caused by a disagreement with one of the Lifetime show’s producers.
“If I’ve gone missing from a few Episodes in Season 6, don’t believe anything anybody says. No doubt, I am fighting with a Producer,” Abby wrote. “You see week after week, for 26 weeks at a time -- I am forced to take their cockamamie ideas and somehow morph them into thematic dance routines suitable for the stage and our very young audience yet, remain competitive enough for a real dance competition.”
Abby says her upset with the unnamed male producer came after she was allegedly asked to choreograph a dance about teen pregnancy. “When a grown man tells me he wants one of my kids to portray a pregnant teen and wear a baby bump -- I have to put my foot down,” she wrote. “If that means not moving my foot and not working and getting fined in the process, well that’s a risk I am willing to take to protect my girls. I am always teaching principles, integrity, and values in addition to dance technique. It is important for me that the girls learn to stand up and fight for what they believe in!”
If Abby is absent from future installments of “Dance Moms,” it won’t be the first time. Viewers will remember she was MIA in the first few episodes of Season 5 after transferring her team to the West Coast for ALDC LA (Abby Lee Dance Company Los Angeles).
While Abby may be going head-to-head with the show’s production team, she revealed she is still proud of the show and her students. “My dreams for the girls are all coming true, and then some," she wrote. "I can’t help but think I had a hand in how this story is unfolding."
“Dance Moms” Season 6 premieres on Lifetime in January. The cast has been shooting the new season in Los Angeles since October. They’re scheduled to make their next appearance at Fierce dance competition in Van Nuys, California, Dec. 12.