Gaga's Choreographer: She Doesn't Have an Eating Disorder!

September 16, 2010 By:
Gaga's Choreographer: She Doesn't Have an Eating Disorder!
Lady Gaga’s choreographer Laurieann Gibson is defending her star client in a new interview with Us Magazine.

She responds to the speculation that Gaga has an eating disorder because of appearing so skinny in the last few months, saying, “I just want to say it's all foolishness.”

Gibson goes on to say, “Why would anyone say that? Clearly you have nothing to do with these dynamics, creatively or really with the people that are working so hard. She doesn’t have an eating disorder, and whoever is saying that is an asshole. Quote me! We are fighting for our dreams. There’s no hocus pocus there. The guy saying it has absolutely nothing to do with Lady Gaga.”

Gibson and Gaga got together after she sent the choreographer rough versions of her songs “Paparazzi” and “Beautiful Dirty Rich.”

It was incredibly special for me,” says Gibson. “Because there was no limitation at a label, or with a manager -- there was nobody. It was freedom, just me and Gag.”

Gibson admits it was difficult teaching Gaga how to dance since she doesn’t come from a dance background. “The thing that was great is her fearlessness. She did the work and, it was very difficult, but being number one is. When they say, 'you are so tough,' I'm like, 'well that's why she's number one!'

Gibson also addresses the comparisons of Nicki Minaj (also her client) to Gaga. “Her talent as a rapper and as a singer is first of all phenomenal, and in the same way as Gaga, her records speak to me,” says Gibson of Minaj. “She's free to express the records visually and have that effect when you go to her concert. She’s free to engage the experience, so there’s no box.

She's like, 'I don't want to be cute!' She's like a Barbie, then she wants to be a superhero, or coming out of a spaceship and everything's pink. She makes a certain move that's ghetto hood mixed with a little robot so its like I'm evolving Nicki Manaj and developing her style. She's fearless, and I love her.”

This woman has the coolest job! She’s worked with everyone from Gaga and Nicki, to Mary J. Blige and even Diddy! As for the future with Gaga, Gibson says, “The music that she’s making is incredible! It's liberating, and I think visually and dance-wise, I’m at my best. I really, really believe that this one will ignite a different change.”

We can’t wait!