Grammy-winning gospel performer Kirk Franklin is apologizing after his adult son posted audio on social media of the famed songwriter and choir director hurling profanity during an argument.
Franklin, who is also well known for hosting BET’s reality singing competition “Sunday Best,” posted a video apology over the weekend on his verified Twitter account.
“Many of you know that I have an older son named Kerrion Franklin, in May he’ll be 33,” the 51-year-old musician said. “For many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family.”
The younger Franklin posted video of audio of a phone call with his father on Instagram, writing “This is why I’m done. No father should speak to their children like this.”
The elder Franklin can be heard using expletives and insulting his son before appearing to hang up.
Kirk Franklin said in his video apology that he and his family, including his son, have sought counseling “to try to rectify this private family matter.”
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