Lady Gaga and her manager Troy Carter are going their separate ways, reports Showbiz 411. A source told the site that the split is due to "creative differences."
Gaga and Carter have been working together since 2007, ahead of the release of her major label debut, The Fame
(via Interscope Records), which earned Best Electronic/Dance Album at
the Grammy's and Best International Album at the BRIT Awards. They also
put together her follow up campaign for Born This Way, which
pushed platinum in its first week; garnered its share of religious
condemnation; and earned a People's Choice Award for Favorite Album, and
Best International Album and Best Western Album from Japan. Beyond album sales, Gaga has become, over the years, a well-known
LGBT advocate, philanthropist, and fashion icon; and has held a spot as
one of Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women since 2010. "She was very specific about her vision, all of the music was there,
and all she needed was someone to help her translate it to the rest of
the world, which is where I came in," Carter told The Hollywood Reporter about the singer earlier this year.
But for her latest album, ARTPOP, she wasn't "taking direction anymore," a source said.
ARTPOP is due out Nov. 11 with featues from R. Kelly ("Do What U Want"); and T.I., Twista, and Too $hort ("Jewels N' Drugs"). Carter also manages John Legend and Mindless Behavior.