*T-Pain is trying to make mo money mo money mo money by working his American Idol resources. He started on his next album and is already establishing a marketing plan for his upcoming project.

He told MTV News on Saturday, backstage at Chris Brown’s benefit concert:

“Revolver is coming. 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. 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.”

Pain has been MIA since he’s been caught up with his Jay-Z fiasco. The two have been going at it since “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune).” It’s about time for a new album.

He also announced plans for a joint album with incarcerated 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.'”