Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin was at the center of controversy over the weekend after audio of him cursing at his adult son was leaked.
Many in the gospel music world have since rallied around him, sending messages of support following his public apology.
Franklin issued an apology on Saturday after his 32-year-old estranged son, Kerrion Franklin, leaked a portion of their recent argument over the phone where Franklin can be heard using profane language and physically threatening his son, who also cussed at his father.
“I will break your neck, (N-word). Don’t you ever disrespect me,” the 51-year-old can be heard saying before hanging up. Kerrion posted the clip on his Instagram page. The conversation is laced with profane language coming from the gospel legend. The son revealed that the exchange was “recent.”
Franklin issued a video apology on social media Sunday and revealed that he and his son have a “toxic relationship” and have “tried for many years through counseling, through therapy, to try to rectify this private family matter.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law