Marvin Sapp is preparing to release his new album Close but one song on the project has some people doing a double take.
The song Listen was written and produced by R. Kelly prior to the sexual abuse allegations leveled at him, but Sapp reveals why he chose to keep the song on his album.
“The album was completely done. My attorney, myself, and the record company did talk about possibly pulling it” he said to BILLBOARD. “Then I prayed about it. I later told the label that I’m crazy enough to believe that the message is always bigger than the messenger. I’m singing a song specifically designed to motivate, encourage and challenge people to listen to and for the voice of God.”
Marvin Sapp‘s new album Close will be available September 29th.