Tony Bennett Says Sketching Lady Gaga Nude Was "The Right Thing To Do"
15 June 2012, 07:36
The 'Bad Romance' singer has also requested to make an album with the legendary star.
Tony Bennett has opened up on the naked sketch he drew of Lady Gaga towards of the of 2011 stating it was "the right thing to do".
The 'I Left My Heart In San Franciso' star told The Metro that he was pleased the pair were able to raise so much money for charity after the drawing was auctioned off last December.
"It was the right thing to do," he admitted. "I paint every day. Some days I paint models nude – like Michelangelo when he did the Vatican.
"The sketch I did of her sold for $30,000 and the money went to her charity."
He also revealed that the 'Marry The Night' singer is keen on collaborating on a full album together after they teamed up for a version of 'The Lady Is A Tramp' on his 'Duets II' album.
"She's a very talented person. I was with her parents recently and they said she'd like to make an album with me," he confessed. "I'd like to do that, too. I'm looking forward to it."
You can view a picture of the sketch Tony and Lady Gaga auctioned off for charity below:
Meanwhile, Gaga is currently on her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour and recently suffered concussion after she was struck by a pole during her show in New Zealand.
The singer posted a picture of the black eye she received as a result of the incident.
The 'Telephone' singer has also posted an official photo of her upcoming black liquid 'Fame' perfume and will announce the title of her new album in September.