After a long and fruitful creative partnership and friendship, Lady Gaga has broken ties with creative director Laurieann Gibson. MTV News confirmed the split on Monday, which came after reports that the two women had a serious falling out.
Laurieann Gibson has been part of Lady Gaga ‘s inner circle since 2007, well before the singer became an international superstar. One of their most popular dance collaborations was “Poker Face” among many other songs…
The pair were closely associated throughout Lady Gaga ‘s rise to fame, with Laurieann Gibson providing the choreography and artistic input on such landmark videos as “Telephone,” “Alejandro” and “Born This Way.” Laurieann Gibson, who previously appeared on MTV’s “Making the Band” with Diddy and the “Starmaker” reality show, has been stepping out on her own lately, including a starring role in the BET dance competition show “Born to Dance” and another dance reality series, E!’s “The Dance Scene.” Still love you Lady Gaga!
Laurieann Gibson also co-directed the Lady Gaga videos for “Judas” and “Yoü and I “ but the women reportedly clashed on the set of the former, with Laurieann Gibson expressing discomfort with the religious imagery in the clip. According to the Reporter, the tension was already showing during the filming of the “Judas” video, during which Laurieann Gibson told the magazine,
“At one point, there was two completely different views and after the third glass of wine, I was like, ‘Listen, I don’t want lightning to strike me. I believe in the Gospel and I’m not going there.”
Lady Gaga was less adamant when talking to MTV News about the controversy, expressing pride in the final product.
However Laurieann Gibson alluded to the creative clashes that took place during the filming of the “Born This Way” video.
“I think the concept stuck with this one because, ultimately, there was a place where we wanted to leave the interpretation up to each individual and not take away [Lady Gaga 's] power as a performer, as a dancer, as a star, And to leave the moments for you to interpret and be inspired by the fact that everyone has a Judas in their life and that there is a place of deliverance. For me, I interpret differently than her, and for someone else, they’ll interpret it differently.”
Laurieann Gibson also spoke out after she and Lady Gaga failed to see eye-to-eye on the concept for the “Edge of Glory” video. After reports that video vet Joseph Kahn would be directing, Lady Gaga instead went for a simpler cityscape treatment that drew some fire from fans. “Listen u disrespectful f–k they had an issue on set I don’t lie!!!!!” Laurieann Gibson tweeted at the time. “Creative Changes happen always educate ignorant Monster’s!!!” Lady Gaga is Lady Gaga!
The Reporter noted that relations between the two continued to fray this summer over disagreements about the “Yoü and I” video and Lady Gaga seemed to confirm the end with a November 6 tweet in which she announced that Laurieann Gibson ‘s former #2, Richard Jackson, is her new choreographer.
Looks like more than one person on GaGa’s staff may have had problems with the singer’s so called devil worshipping ways.