Faith brings families together, but in an online admission posted to Twitter over the weekend, Grammy award-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin apologized after his son posted a recording of an argument between the two that included physical threats and obscene language against him.
“I will break your [expletive] neck if you ever disrespect me,” Kirk can be heard yelling in the clip posted on 32-year-old Kerrion Franklin’s Instagram, among other profanities.
In a lengthy caption under the video, Kerrion wrote, “This is why I’m done. No father should speak to their children like this.”
“Hang 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,” he added.
In the apology posted to Twitter, the 51-year-old famed artist told viewers that the family has tried to “rectify this private family matter” through counseling and therapy over the years.
“Recently my son and I had an argument that he chose to record,” he said. “I felt extremely disrespected in that conversation and I lost my temper. And I said words that are not appropriate and I’m sincerely sorry to all of you.”
Franklin said that the family therapist was on the call earlier in the conversation, though he says his son did not play that part.
“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,” he said. “I’m not perfect. I’m human and I’m going to make mistakes and I’m trying to make it right. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.”