Gospel artist, husband and father Kirk Franklin alongside his wife Tammy Collins publicly appeared for the first time to speak on the viral discussion between him and his son!
In case you missed it; over the weekend Kirk’s son Kerrion Franklin released audio between them on social media.
Though Kirk can be heard speaking aggressively while using profanity, he has since then apologized on Instagram for his choice of wording.
Both Kirk and his wife Tammy appeared on The Tamron Hall show to speak on the challenges he’s faced with his son throughout the years while addressing forwarded claims of parental abuse.
“Now that he’s about to be 33 as a grown man the relationship at times can become very agitated and very frustrated…but I’m not going to stop trying to help,” Kirk states.
“He’s my son, he’s my firstborn, and I never want him to feel what I felt not having a father…It’s important for me because what if that call is the call that things change.”
Kirk speaks on the love he has for his son and let viewers know that he has never issued any form of physical or parental abuse. However he states that though he respects his son he is not his equal.
“I respect Kerrion. I’m not Kerrion’s equal though. I’m not his equal, I’m his dad,” he said firmly. “And when you talk to me, especially about things that you say that you want from me, I can’t hear you when you are extremely aggressive when we’re communicating, and that’s why a lot of times, Kerrion and I haven’t talked sometimes for a year or two.”
Kirk apologized once again for the controversial comments made and agrees that fans have every right to be disappointed.
“In that fight, it can become so difficult that my humanity, unfortunately, that day, won,” he states. “And I’m going to keep trying, while still continuing to admit that I am an imperfect man fighting to serve a perfect God.”