Kirk Franklin apologized to his fans on social media this past weekend after his estranged son Kerrion leaked audio of a heated argument they had with each other. Kirk said in a video, “Many of you know that I have an older son named Kerrion Franklin. In May he’ll be 33. For many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family. We’ve tried for many years through counseling, through therapy, to try to rectify this private family matter. Recently my son and I had an argument that he chose to record. I felt extremely disrespected in that conversation and I lost my temper and I said words that are not appropriate and I am sincerely sorry, to all of you. I sincerely apologize."
He continued, "I want you to know as a father, that during that conversation I called the family therapist, and got that therapist on the phone to try to help. He never played that part of the recording. I’m not perfect. I’m human and I’m going to make mistakes and I’m trying to get it right. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.”
Kerrion posted the clip, along with the caption, “This is why I’m done. No father should speak to their children like this. If I have any issues it’s because Of this type of treatment that ii deal with behind closed doors. Hanging up in my face, No apology, no compassion, no effort. Stop telling me to go home to my family I don’t even know where they live. I don’t think I’ll ever trust my father to be alone around him ever again. I didn’t want to do this. I probably won’t release the entire recording because it’s too embarrassing that Im even dealing with this. No matter what ppl think I pray my dad deals with his deep hatred toward me. I don’t feel safe around him at all. This recording is recent it is not from 2018 just to clarify. Im going to learn from these experiences, live my life in peace and make beautiful art 🙏🏽."
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Clip 1 Kirk Franklin curses out his son :
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Clip 2 Kirk Franklin curses out his son :