Laurieann Gibson, Lady Gaga's creative director and choreographer, has split from the singer following a recent altercation, after years of working together to clinch Gaga’s rise to international fame.
Gibson had created choreography for Gaga beginning with the singer’s 2008 “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” video, “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Love Game,” “Paparazzi,” and “Bad Romance.” Aside from directing other videos for the singer, the choreographer co-directed Gaga’s “Judas" and "You and I."
The two women reportedly got into a heated telephone argument after Gibson learned that Gaga would hire a new choreographer, Media Takeout reported.
“Warming up with my choreographer Richard Jackson, singing and pinning garments till the last moment,” Gaga tweeted recently. “So excited for The Night, gonna Marry it."
A source reportedly told Media Takeout that a telephone conversation about the changes Gaga was the reasoning behind the pair’s split.
"A lot of things were said, and it was very heated,” the publication reported. “Laurieann ended up hanging up [on Lady Gaga] and saying that she was suing."
Another source told the publication that Gibson’s ego was becoming out of control after her notoriety has increased with appearing on dance shows, "Born to Dance" on BET and E!’s "The Dance Scene."
“Laurieann is a bit of a diva, but she had her ego under control - not anymore," the source told Media Takeout.
In the past, the choreographer has spoken about being responsible for creating Gaga’s image, a reflection of pop icon Madonna.
“Listen, [Madonna] should be bitter because I [made Lady Gaga in her image] on purpose and you can quote me,” Gibson told the Los Angeles Times. “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.”
The two have also clashed over some religious themes that are heavily used in many Gaga videos. The two seemingly clashed over the heavily religious “Judas” video.
"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,” Gibson said in a former interview with The Reporter. “I believe in the Gospel and I'm not going there."