Lady Gaga said today that both she and Kanye West made the decision to cancel the "Fame Kills" tour, and that she will be embarking on her own headlining tour soon, while West plans to drop out of the spotlight.
"It was a mutual decision," Gaga said as she arrived for the Billboard Women in Music Event, where she is receiving this years Rising Star Award. "Kanye's going to take some time off. But the good news is that I'm going on tour in a few weeks."
Lori Ann Gibson, Gaga's longtime choreographer who was working on moves for the shows with the singer, claimed on her Twitter feed that "creative differences" between the Gaga and West led to the tour's abrupt demise.
The cancellation comes just days after the two pop stars announced the dates for an arena tour that was to kick off next month.
Live Nation announced the news on Thursday. The tour promoter says refunds will be issued.
The cancellation comes on the heels of waves of negative publicity for West, following his interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.