The son of the gospel musician is airing out some of the family's dirty laundry even after he issued an apology.
On Saturday (March 13), Kirk Franklin's son Kerrion Franklin released audio on his Instagram which allegedly revealed threatening words said to him by his father. The 32-year-old uploaded the audio to social media, explaining in the caption how these heated exchanges were not a thing of the past.
“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 I deal with behind closed doors,” he penned under the post. He continued, “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."
He finished, "I probably won’t release the entire recording because it’s too embarrassing that I’m 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. I’m going to learn from these experiences, live my life in peace and make beautiful art." He's spoken out previously about not being accepted in his family.
The heated exchange can be heard in the 45-second clip Kerrion shared. A voice identified as Kirk Franklin exclaims “I’ll put my foot in your a**,” following a muffled argument. Kerrion adds, "I dare you," before the argument continued.
“I will break your neck ni***, don’t you ever disrespect me,” Franklin allegedly shouts at his son on the call. Kerrion replies, 'I didn't," before the call abruptly ends.
The choir director has since issued an apology in a video on his own social media, saying that “for many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family” and tried to tend to the “private family matter” through therapy and counseling. In response to his apology, Kerrion created a second post airing out more of the family drama and calling B.S. on his apology.
He wrote in the lengthy caption that despite what his father said in the apology video, he has allegedly not been consistent with going to therapy with him and says he hasn't been accepted for over 14 years by his family.
Franklin's daughter joined in on the drama, proclaiming that she would go to war for her father while slamming her estranged brother for trying to ruin his legacy.
We'll keep you updated on further developments.