The man known formerly as The Weeknd, Abel Tesfaye, is apparently a huge Madonna fan. So much so that he wants to create a “classic Madonna album.” During an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe over the weekend, the 33-year-old discussed his recent drama The Idol and his dream project with the pop icon.

“I’ve always wanted to work with her,” Tesfaye said of Madonna. “I’ve always wanted to write and produce a Madonna album—well, co-produce because she’s a visionary and she has such a singular vision. I just want to come into her world and create a classic Madonna album. That was always my dream. Hopefully this is the appetizer for that.”

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