Things got heated during a recent phone call between Kirk Franklin and his son Kerrion Franklin, and Kerrion decided to post the video on social media.
In the clip, an angry Kirk Franklin can be heard telling his son he's going to "put my foot in your a—” and "break his neck" if he ever disrespected him.
After the altercation, Kerrion responded, and then Kirk hung up on him.
In the caption of the video, Kerrion wrote, "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 added, "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."
Since the incident, Kirk has responded and apologized. He said that the relationship between him and his son has been rocky for some time. "Many of you know I have an older son named Kerrion Franklin. In May, he’ll be 33. For many years, we’ve had a toxic relationship with him as a family. We tried for many years through counseling, through therapy, to try and rectify this private family matter."
Kirk also said, "Recently, my son and I had an argument that he chose to record. I felt extremely disrespected in that conversation, and I lost my temper. I said words that were not appropriate, and I am sincerely sorry to all of you. I sincerely apologize."