She claimed it was to further her racing career, but one has to imagine it may have been to get as far away from Wisconsin as humanly possible.
Even after the album was released on February 11th, updates continued to arrive in the form of altered tracklistings, updated productions and even entirely new tracks up until the albums final form in June.
For a while after this, Sia stopped doing promos for tours.
In 2012 he starred in a music video for the Icelandic band Sigur Ros in which he appears fully nude.
Whether he's spitting mean bars over the new wave instrumental on 'Feedback', harboring the combined talents of Sia, Frank Ocean and Vic Mensa on 'Wolves' or courting controversy with the Nina Simone sampling 'Famous', West makes sure to keep all the attention squarely on himself - a talent he's since extended to his personal life as well.
The 41-year-old Australian has written hits for Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue to name but a few.
His announcement caused Ripa to throw an epic tantrum, during which she refused to show up on set for four days.
Sia - Reaper 'Reaper' was another This Is Acting album track, and the third song on the album that had originally been hand-crafted with Rihanna in mind.