After working together on the music video for "Elastic Heart," Sia and Shia became somewhat fascinated with each other, as two kindred artists with similar names in "this middle ground between pop and something else." During last night's Grammys Shia Labeouf read a confounding yet heartfelt poem to Sia as he introduced her performance of "Chandelier" with Maddie Ziegler. Reading from a long, pink scroll, he inexplicably ended the tribute with "Love, Erik." So, for those of you who stayed up wondering about this mysterious Erik: Erik is Erik Anders Lang, Sia's husband. Shia Labeouf explained the stunt to Dazed.
"[Erik] wrote [the letter]. I was a bridge. It was a way of articulating the most intimate adoration and adulation on the most un-intimate of stages. Expressing what a wonderful artist and human being Sia is. From the one person who knows her best."
This has been the latest installment of Shia LaBeouf: WHY.