Akon And RedOne Talk Lady Gaga’s Upcoming Album

Pop feuds, crazy cover versions and a slew of remixes—sure it’s all entertaining, but what Lady Gaga’s monsters really crave is new music from their patron pop saint. We’ve gotten little hints here and there about the material she’s recording for her third album, via tweets from producer Fernando Garibay and soundbites from Gaga herself. But now Akon, who signed her to his Kon Live label, and Gaga’s frequent collaborator RedOne have opened up about “bigger and better” new music. Catch what they had to say below!

First off, the extremely modest RedOne tried to play it cool with MTV when they asked about Gaga’s new material. “That you should wait for,” he said with a laugh. But he did offer this: “When it comes out, you’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, you know? … We kept what Gaga is.”

Gee, don’t give too much away, RedOne. Thankfully Akon was more forthcoming with VIBE.

“I’m flying out to Europe to work on some new records with her. Gaga’s just like me. She has a tour bus with a studio in it,” the horny lyricist said. “Some of the songs I’ve heard are going to be crazy. She’s getting bigger and better.”

Hmmm. So far we now know that Lady Gaga’s forthcoming jams are a) what Gaga is, b.) crazy, and c.) bigger and better. Anything else, Akon?

“All I’m doing at the end of the day is listening to the tracks Gaga has written and approving them for her album. She has producers that she works with outside of myself and they are coming up with some incredible records,” the “Nosy Neighbor” crooner tells VIBE. “But the beauty of it is she knows exactly what she wants. So it just makes it easier for me.”

Yeah—easier to collect that bank, he means.