Abby Lee Miller loves a good routine, but her “Dance Moms” student’s participation in the Mannequin Challenge isn’t winning them any brownie points.
Jumping on the Mannequin Challenge craze, which has a group of individuals freeze in a pose soundtracked to Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” a clip of Lifetime’s crew and stars Kendall Vertes, Nia Sioux, Brynn Rumfallo and Kalani Hilliker participating in the viral sensation was released online. Coach Abby doesn’t appear in the video and according to her, the network used her West Coast place business without her permission.
“At first I thought it was the #ALDC goofing around having fun, then I realize they were there for WORK!” Abby posted in an Instagram rant. According to the reality star, the production company behind the hit TV series asked if they could use her studio to film interior shots for the show but she denied their request. “I never said, yes. So they asked other ppl @ in a roundabout way got in,” she wrote.
Abby continued by ranting about the outfits worn in the piece. “Now the girls (who always look beautiful) were TOLD to be there, but who outfitted them? Not me? Who created the concept? A representative from Lifetime? *NOT 1 DANCER HAS ON ABBY LEE APPAREL!” she wrote.
While Abby isn’t thrilled by the “Dance Moms” video, she does appear to be fan of the Mannequin Challenge. Earlier in the week, she posted a similar video featuring dozens of her dancers and their parents shopping inside her ALDC LA store. “Mannequin Challenge always a fun day,” she captioned the below video.
“Dance Moms” Season 6 airs the second half of its two-part finale on Tuesday. The series won’t be gone for long, though! Season 7 kicks off on Nov. 29 on Lifetime.