Kirk Franklin sat down for an interview with Tamron Hall, where he addressed the recently leaked audio of him verbally abusing his adult son, Kerrion Franklin.
“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 said. “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.”
He denied ever putting hands on Kerrion.
“I respect Kerrion. I’m not Kerrion’s equal though. I’m not his equal, I’m his dad. 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.”
He added that he was disappointed in the language that he used against his son but said he is not perfect and will never give up on his asks.
He also asked viewers to keep his family in their prayers.