Marvin Sapp was asked his thoughts on Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ album going platinum in 5 days without even being released to the masses yet. Sapp’s response was ” I believe the world gets what believers still don’t or refuse to understand.” Sapp revealed that he was asked the question the other day, but wanted to address it via social media, and we’re glad he did. Check it out
Read Sapp’s full statement below:
I was asked a question the other day that I wanted to address via social media. Here’s the question, “Jay-Z’s album went platinum and it hasn’t even been released to the masses yet! It went certified platinum just on tidal!! Coming to apple and all other outlets next week!!! What is that saying?” My response, “The world supports its own.” Not one supporter of Jay-Z (Believer or Non Believer) questions his lifestyle, beliefs or commitment to his wife. They know that the messenger is flawed but they support his message to the tune of 1 million sale and it hasn’t been release to the masses yet. I believe the world gets what believers still don’t or refuse to understand. #myopinionon
That the message is always bigger than the messenger. Believers won’t buy gospel music of some artist because of their presumed flaws and questionable life. Making them (the artist) bigger than the message of Christ and in doing so silencing this great gospel message musically and slowly but surely putting this industry of gospel music on life support that has the ability to impact the masses. #AgainMyOpinion
Sapp ended with encouraging us all to support the message of gospel music despite the messenger.
One day I pray that we all drop our rocks and remember that everyone and I mean everyone that God used in scripture was flawed and or had issues that wasn’t Jesus Christ and thats why we needed his redemptive work in our lives. However even with their flaws and all God used them to deliver a message of hope and healing. Support the Message of gospel music and let’s keep it alive.