Lady Gaga: The Laurieann Gibson Fiasco


If you have ever watched Laurieann Gibson’s show The Dance Scene on E!, you know by now that girl packs some attitude. This was clearly on display minutes after the release of Lady Gaga’s new video for her latest single The Edge of Glory. The internet was abuzz with dissatisfaction over the video that lacked the outlandish quality of pretty much all of Gaga’s prior videos. The new video presented Lady Gaga in what appeared to be a New York city alley, dancing outside her apartment window and all over the fire escape. There were no dancers, actually there were no other humans, other than short clips of Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen’s sax player, who sat in some stairs for part of the video but wasn’t shown to a large scale in her solo part of the song. The video, which carries an 80′s vibe and belongs to a song that Gaga has called one of her most intimate one, dedicated to her Grandfather was underwhelming if compared to Gaga’s previous masterpieces like Bad Romance, Telephone, Paparazzi and even Born This way.

And then it happened, Little Monsters everywhere started lashing out on Twitter to someone who may have been involved in how it all turned out: Laurieann Gibson. You would think that someone who has constantly worked with stars like Gaga, would understand the power of social media. Apparently she didn’t. As fans vomited their criticism through twitter, she lashed back at them in a not so classy way. According to one of her tweets the video was apparently scratched and redone again without her help or Joseph Kahn’s who is rumored to have walked off the set.

Laurieann Gibson, or Boomkack as she is also known, replied to some of the tweets calling Gaga fans ignorants, sick, “disrespectful f*cks” and retweeted some tweets that said the video was disappointing. I am not sure but some harsher tweets from her appeared to have vanished from her timeline. Things got so bad that #FireBoomkack ended on Twitter’s trending topics. Here is the thing, Gaga’s fan base is a very strong one and more than often she mentions how important her little monsters are to her.

Personally, I don’t think Lady Gaga would be happy with Boomkack’s responses to them. Or, who knows, maybe she knows something we don’t, and it’s all a show for Gaga and behind the scenes this is how they talk about the fans, I doubt it but I mean, it’s all show business. Yes, Laurieann may have been of help to Gaga as her choreographer, but let’s be honest, Gaga doesn’t really need her. She, without a doubt, has a world of choreographers dying to work with her.

If you haven’t watched the subdued video, you can watch it here.

What do you think about this situation? Will Lady Gaga comment about it? Will Laurieann Gibson be fired? Has she already been fired?

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3 Responses to “Lady Gaga: The Laurieann Gibson Fiasco”

  1. South Paws Up June 18, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    It’s quite possible that Ms. Gibson has already been fired. That would explain a lot – like why she wasn’t choreographing TEOG, and why she felt free to openly criticize Gaga’s fans and her video. Maybe she has nothing more to lose, and is venting bitterness.

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