London (ANI): Swedish film and video director Jonas Akerlund, who
helmed some of Madonna"s most popular videos, has predicted Lady
Gaga to be the next Queen of Pop. Akerlund, who worked with Madonna
on her Ray of Light and Music videos, has directed Gaga"s new
nine-and-a-half minute Telephone video, which also features
And while working with the Poker Face star he couldn"t help
noticing how similar she was to Madonna. "I really don't like to
compare the artists that I work with, because they are all so
unique and so different. One thing for sure is that Gaga is a true
artist. She's really a huge talent, and she's such a hard worker.
That makes me think of Madonna, because Madonna is always such a
hard worker, more than anybody else," the Daily Star quoted
Akerlund, as telling MTV.com.
He added: "She's (Madonna) always very creative. She always goes
back to creativity. She has so much politics around and all these
stupid rumours and gossip and all that, and some artists manage to
stay above that. So, in that sense, I'm fine with comparing (Gaga
and Madonna), but then again, they're so different. I also have 12
years with Madonna and I have two videos with GaGa; it's the future
to tell, but I think that Gaga has all the potential and all the
tools and all the brain to take her creativity as far she wants to.
But she's great."