Renowned Gospel singer, Marvin Sapp, is opening up about his past dealing with drugs and alcohol and how it started when he was a preteen.
Sapp revealed in his recent interview with Page Six that his binging started after his parents divorced. “After my mother and father got divorced I started smoking marijuana daily at the age of 12,” he said.
He added, “I started drinking and popping pills at the age of sixteen and at the age of eighteen I snorted my first line of cocaine.”
The 55-year-old Michigan native said that he went through a lot of struggles and was very rebellious. Sapp, who is releasing a new biopic, went on to speak about this relationship with God and the church, and how he became a major gospel star.
“I’ve always sung gospel music but that was because my mother made us go to church. But just because we went to church did not mean the church was in us,” he said.
Marvin Sapp’s biopic Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp will tell the story of the gospel and will also fans to get to know him on a personal level. He shared what he wants his story to show.
“Just because somebody goes to church does not make them perfect. We are all flawed in some shape, form, or fashion. People need to see that because for some strange reason when they think of Marvin Sapp, people think I walk around with a halo but they don’t know my story.”
The biopic will air on TV One on August 21st at 9 p.m.