Sia outwits paparazzi by leaking nude photo: 'Everyday is Christmas'

Sia is getting into the Christmas spirit early by handing out presents with a “mature” rating. 

The independent-minded Australian singer and songwriter apparently became the unwanted target of a voyeur who snapped her in the buff and tried selling the photos. So she took control of the situation: she shared one of the pictures with her millions of followers, for nothing. 

Sia tweeted out a grainy nude picture with the caption, “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” 

The subject’s face is obscured in the photo -- nothing unusual for Sia -- so it’s impossible to tell whether it's genuine or a clever marketing ploy for her forthcoming Christmas-themed album, Santa’s Coming For Us, due out Nov. 17.

What we do know is that Sia doesn’t traipse the well-beaten path. The award-winning artist and Monkey Puzzle-owner pulled off a spectacularly counter-intuitive maneuver by climbing to the top while shunning the spotlight. Along with Daft Punk, she’s created an artform out of concealing her identify.  

She'll support her new album release with a three-date stadium tour of Australasia, starting Nov. 30 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park and featuring an all-female bill. 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Sia arrives at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Sia performs on stage during the opening night of her 'Nostalgic for the Present' tour at KeyArena on September 29, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Sia performs on stage during the opening night of her 'Nostalgic for the Present' tour at KeyArena on September 29, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Sia and Maddie Ziegler perform on stage during the opening night of her 'Nostalgic for the Present' tour at KeyArena on September 29, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Sia and Maddie Ziegler perform at KeyArena on September 29, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/WireImage)
Australian singer Sia performs on the main stage at the 'Sziget' Island Festival in the Hajogyar (Shipyard) Island of Budapest on August 15, 2016. The Sziget music festival is one of the biggest festival of Europe, takes place on an island in the middle of the Danube river, in the heart of Budapest. / AFP / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 4, 2016: Australian singer-songwriter Sia (Sia Furler) performs at Crocus City Hall. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Sia performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on July 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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