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T-Pain Says American Idol Will Help Him Sell

Posted By on May 19, 2010

     T-Pain is currently working on his new  "Recovery" album but he's already working on a marketing plan for it. "Revolver is coming," he told MTV News on Saturday, backstage at Chris Brown's "Virginia Stand Up!" benefit concert. "We're just trying to see. … It's hard to sell records unless you're Susan Boyle, I guess. Nobody is selling records."

     "I should compete on 'American Idol' the way they're selling records when they come off of there," T-Pain laughed. "I need to be a part of that competition. I don't know if they let you use Auto-Tune, but if they do, I'm a shoo-in. I'm two shoes in! I'm a pair of shoes in."

     T-Pain then talked about his joint album with Lil Wayne. "The T-Wayne album, we're actually gonna wait until he gets out," Pain said at the time. "He has so much going on. He has Rebirth out right now. I don't wanna interrupt that. We just gonna wait until he gets out to really get in on that. We recorded a bunch of songs. But, right now, it's time for him and his personal sh–. We definitely got an album's worth of material, but it's only an album's worth. It's nothing to pick from. We just got an album. We can put out whatever we feel like and say, 'Hey, this is T-Wayne's album,' or we can actually try to make it good. Like we're actually trying to make an album and say, 'This is the good T-Wayne album.' Rather than just record 12 songs and say, 'Here you go, mutha—-as! I know you want it. You gonna buy it anyway, just 'cause you think it's good.' "

T-Pain – Says American Idol Will Help Him Sell More Records