Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lady Gaga Wants To 'Take Helm,' Laurieann Gibson Says

Lady Gaga Wants To 'Take Helm,' Laurieann Gibson Says:

'In stepping away I wish her all the best,' singer's former creative director tells Hollywood Reporter.
By Jocelyn Vena

Lady Gaga
Photo: Getty Images

It was the breakup heard around the world. No, we're not talking about Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. When news broke that Lady Gaga and her creative director, Laurieann Gibson, had split, everyone immediately wondered what had happened between Gaga and her right-hand woman.

Gibson has remained relatively quiet about the split, but in a new statement to The Hollywood Reporter, she opens up a bit more about the breakup, clarifying that she was not fired from the Haus but left on her own. She added that Gaga wanted to take the reins when it came to her career.

"I am fulfilled with the work I have done with choreographing all of the iconic moves, creative directing the artist, appearances, shows, directing the tour, music videos, and the HBO Monster Ball [special], which was a culmination of my work as its creator and director," Gibson said about the five years she spent working with Gaga. "Recently, Lady Gaga was motivated to take the helm of the creative direction of her career and as such I decided to step away."

Gibson, who currently serves as the in-house creative director at Interscope Records (where Gaga is signed) and has starred in two of her own reality shows (the BET dance-competition show "Born to Dance" and another dance reality series, E!'s "The Dance Scene"), is now focused on expanding her brand with other artists and in new ways.

"I am extremely proud of her, and in stepping away I wish her all the best," she said of the pop star. "I look forward to continuing my work with notable artists, as well as new artists that are part of my Interscope Records deal, and the upcoming seasons of my TV shows."