Lady Gaga has ended her working relationship with her longtime creative director, Laurieann Gibson. According to reports, Gaga dropped Gibson after a major fight that may have been precipitated by recent comments from Gibson in the press in which she credited Madonna as an inspiration for Gaga’s style. Gaga has made a point of distancing herself from comparisons to Madonna.
Gibson, who is the star of the E! reality series The Dance Scene, also clashed with Gaga over the religious imagery in her video for “Judas” earlier this year. “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,'” Gibson told the Hollywood Reporter. The creative conflict between Gibson and Gaga deepened during the making of subsequent clips for “The Edge of Glory” and “Yoü and I.”
Though Gaga’s camp has confirmed that she and Gibson are no longer working together, there has been no official word on Gibson’s replacement. Richard Jackson, who was Gibson’s second-in-command, has choreographed all of Gaga’s recent performances, including her appearance this weekend on the British version of The X Factor.