Laurieann Gibson indeed no longer worked with Lady GaGa, but she's not fired by the Mother Monster. The Toronto native set the record straight to The Hollywood Reporter by saying, "Recently, Lady GaGa was motivated to take the helm of the creative direction of her career and as such I decided to step away."
The VMA-winning choreographer additionally stated, "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, which was a culmination of my work as its creator and director."
Contrary to rumor suggesting there was bad blood between them, Gibson had nothing but good words for her former collaborator. She said, "I am extremely proud of her, and in stepping away I wish her all the best. 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."
It was previously believed that Gibson and GaGa ended their professional relationship because the two continued to have creative differences. The fallout allegedly started when they did "Judas" music video and got worse when they moved on to the next projects.
GaGa herself hasn't spoken about the matter, other than sending her rep to the press to confirm the split.