Lady GaGa's former creative director Laurieann Gibson has denied that she was fired.
A spokesperson for GaGa confirmed on Monday that she and Gibson had parted ways.
Rumours of professional differences between the two long-time friends first emerged when they did not collaborate on the 'Marry The Night' music video.
Gibson addressed the controversy in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, where she claimed that she willingly stepped aside to allow GaGa more creative freedom.
"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," Gibson said.
She went on to say: "Recently, Lady GaGa was motivated to take the helm of the creative direction of her career and as such I decided to step away. 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 [as its creative director], and the upcoming seasons of my TV shows [including The Dance Scene]."
GaGa has not yet commented on Gibson's statement.
Gibson starred as a Fly Girl in In Living Color and a mentor on P Diddy's version of Making The Band prior to her four-year working relationship with GaGa.
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