Nothing is surprising in the music game. Lady Gaga‘s relationship with her longtime manager Troy Carter has ended citing “creative differences.” Whatever that means… lol — Multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that the 27-year-old singer and 40-year-old music manager have parted.

A source close to both said:

“It’s sad but also liberating at the same time.”One door closes and another opens.”

Troy Carter helped launch the pop star’s career after signing her in 2007. In 2011, he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his work on the HBO special Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more and a few lawsuits may be under wood for now. Interesting!

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