Marvin L. Sapp performs Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BMI)

Marvin Sapp of gospel classic “Never Would Have Made It” fame has teamed up with the Pied Piper of R&B alleged serial predator R. Kelly for Sapp’s upcoming album, Close, to be released Sept. 29.


According to, “Listen” was written and produced by the embattled R&B singer, who appears on the song with his signature vocals dispersed throughout.

The message in the song is supposed to be about God “trying to tell you something” and how you need to listen.

What is God trying to tell R. Kelly?

Here’s a prophecy: This ain’t gonna go well for Marvin Sapp.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Deputy Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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