This song was produced by R. Kelly. During the run up to the release of Close
, Kelly was in the headlines regarding allegations that he was running a "sex cult," leaving Sapp with a decision whether or not to keep the song on the album. The gospel star told ABC Radio
"I don't know if the allegations are true or not true. My record company, my attorneys, we talked about pulling the song off the record. I literally prayed about it and I said, 'Naw. We're not gonna pull the song off the record because the song's message is what's most important.'"
He continued: "The first set of lyrics in the song is, 'You tried your way. It didn't work. You put Him second. And put you first.' And I started listening to the song and I said, 'You know what? God tries to speak to us through our circumstances and through our situations if we just pay attention and listen.' And I've always been a strong believer, based upon my study of scripture, that the message is always bigger than the messenger."
Sapp added, "It would be hypocritical of me to remove a song that had such a very strong message. Because the individual that wrote it is flawed. I didn't do anything. I'm not being accused of anything. Truth or not truth, it is not my position to condemn. It's my position to pray for. So, that's why I left the song on the record."