Lady Gaga dumps her creative director
Lady Gaga's longtime creative director, Laurieann Gibson, is gone from Mother Monster's payroll. What happened?
One person has been at Lady Gaga's side since she transformed from Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta to the Mother Monster we know today, and that person is creative director and choreographer Laurieann Gibson. Not anymore: Gibson is out from the Haus of Gaga, her rep confirmed Monday.
Gibson's firing comes after a huge falling out with Gaga, according to MediaTakeOut. "Everything came to a HEAD last week when the two ladies got into a BITTER ARGUMENT over the phone, when Laurieann learned that Lady Gaga was considering replacing her," the website reported Sunday.
"A lot of things were said, and it was very HEATED. Laurieann ended up hanging up [on Lady Gaga] and saying that she was SUING," an insider told MTO.
Insiders are blaming the split on Gibson's ego, claiming that her diva behavior got out of hand when she started her reality show, Born to Dance. "Laurieann is a bit of a diva, but she had her ego under control — not anymore," the insider added.
The rift reportedly started when Gibson spoke about Gaga's similarities to another pop superstar.
"Listen, [Madonna] should be bitter because I [made Lady Gaga in her image] on purpose and you can quote me. I did it on purpose because for all those kids who believe that you can't, I wanted to let them feel that you can," Gibson said recently.
Gibson is known for her praise of her partner, though a recent interview with PopSugar showed signs of changes ahead.
"Since I've recently taken on the role of director, I am involved in projects not only as a choreographer and creative director, but director as well. I don't want to give away anything but keep your eyes and ears open because they are on their way," she said.
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