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Kirk Franklin’s Son Kerrion Accuses Mother Of Abusing Him During Live Stream

Steve Harvey defends Kirk Franklin for cursing out his son (video)

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Kirk Franklin’s son, 33-year-old Kerrion is back on social media spewing all sorts of wild accusations against his parents. 

We previously reported that the estranged son of the famed Gospel singer has accused his father of abuse and trying to kill him. Now he’s accusing his mother of abuse. 

On Sunday, September 5, Kerrion was live-streaming with his family, claiming that he was “protecting” himself. “I’m ’bout to go to my grandmother’s house. I’m being abused right now, I was assaulted by my own mother,” he said.

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During the exchange, Shawn Ewing gave a friendly wave to the camera and said that her son was looking for attention by going on live stream with such harsh allegations. In the clip obtained by The Neighborhood Talk, Kerrion’s mom appeared to be calm, denying his assault accusations. She said that he was “causing a scene.”

Kerrion’s accusations came after he posted audio of his father cursing him out in March. At the time, Kerrion said, “[Kirk] got the recordings I didn’t record him without him knowing he knows I’m always recording and still provokingly talks to me wild very often too often.”

Kerrion, who has not had a good relationship with Kirk for many years, made shocking allegations in an Instagram post back in July which has now been deleted.

In the post, he wrote: “My own father is trying to kill me. If anything happens to me its@kirkfranklinsneaky ass. A lot of funny s*** been happening and hes in LA right now hiding from me and ii havent heard from him. So I’m just leaving this here for safety purposes. I cant deal with this f**k s*** on my own anymore. I’m done. My life is too valuable…in real time.’”

A bit of backstory… Kirk and his wife Tammy have two children together -daughter Kennedy (born in 1997) and a son named Caziah (born in 2000).

When they wed, each had one child from previous relationships: Kirk’s son Kerrion, born in 1988, and Tammy’s daughter Carrington (whom he legally adopted), born in 1989

Kerrion has been estranged from the family for many years and claims he’s always been the black sheep.

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'I will put my foot in your a**!' Gospel legend Kirk Franklin unloads on estranged son in FURIOUS phone call for 'disrespecting him' - only for son to release the audio

Kirk Franklin & Kerrion (Franklin) Rashad
Kirk Franklin & Kerrion (Franklin) Rashad

Steve Harvey is standing up as a fellow father and telling everyone to “get off Kirk Franklin’s back” after the Gospel legend and his estranged son, Kerrion Franklin, went viral this past week after an intense call leaked.

After Kerrion uploaded a phone call between he and his father, during which Franklin curses and allegedly threatens his son, the internet went into an uproar, causing Kirk to publicly apologize. However, said apology wasn’t accepted by Kerrion, who called his statements, “all cap.”

Now, Steve Harvey, longtime friend of Kirk’s, is stand up for the Christian singer, claiming Kerrion “had it coming” and had no rght to call his father out on social media. On his morning show, Steve said, “Kirk Franklin has always been there for me. So I called him. And I told Kirk, Kirk said, ‘I’m having a tough day today.’ And I just called him to lift him up. Because you didn’t do nothing wrong.

The pain that Kirk Franklin was in was for twofold. First of all, the betrayal of his son. That had to be devastating. That you would think so little of me. That you would take me in one of my rawest moments and try to destroy me by posting something that was purely between me and you. And his son knew exactly what he was doing.

That’s why he posted it. But his son only posted the part that he thought could hurt Kirk. He didn’t post the part of what he was asking of Kirk. He didn’t post the part of what led up to Kirk’s anger. […] How you 33-years-old and posting something your father said. That don’t make no sense. That shows you the lack of manhood that this man has.” #Socialites, thoughts?

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  • Kerrion Franklin, 32, recorded a heated argument with his father Kirk Franklin and posted the 45-second clip on Instagram on Saturday
  • 'I'll put my foot in your a**,' a voice identified as Kirk's is heard saying. 'I will break your neck ni***, don't you ever disrespect me' 
  •  The video quickly went viral, racking up more than 265,000 views by Sunday 
  • Kirk, 51, addressed the family drama in his own Instagram video Saturday night
  • He apologized for 'losing his temper' and explained that he's been having issues with his eldest son 'for many years'
  • Kirk is a 16-time Grammy winner dubbed the 'Reigning King of Urban Gospel'

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Legendary choir director and gospel singer Kirk Franklin's estranged son released audio of his father berating and threatening him over the phone. 

Kerrion Franklin, 32, recorded a heated argument with his father Kirk - a 16-time Grammy winner - and posted the 45-second clip on Instagram on Saturday. 

'I'll put my foot in your a**,'  a voice identified as Kirk's is heard saying. 'I will break your neck ni***, don't you ever disrespect me.'  

The video quickly went viral, racking up more than 265,000 views as of Sunday morning. 

Kirk, 51, addressed the family drama in his own Instagram video, where he apologized for 'losing his temper' and explained that he's been having issues with his eldest son 'for many years'. 

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Legendary choir director and gospel singer Kirk Franklin's estranged son Kerrion (pictured) released audio of his father berating and threatening him over the phone
Kirk Franklin is pictured at the Grammy's in January 2020

Legendary choir director and gospel singer Kirk Franklin's estranged son Kerrion left released audio of his father (right) berating and threatening him over the phone

Kirk and Kerrion are pictured together at the 1999 Essence Awards in New York City

Kerrion Franklin releases audio of expletive ridden call with father

It's unclear what sparked the row heard in Kerrion's original video, which he said was 'recent'. 

Kerrion has used social media to attack his father in the past, Media Take Out reported, citing a video from two years ago in which he alleged that Kirk 'abused' and 'tried to kill' him. 

In the caption of Saturday's 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 ii deal with behind closed doors. 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. I didn't want to do this. 

'I probably won't release the entire recording because it's too embarrassing that Im even dealing with this. No matter what ppl think I pray my dad deals with his deep hatred toward me. I don't feel safe around him at all. 

'This recording is recent it is not from 2018 just to clarify. Im going to learn from these experiences, live my life in peace and make beautiful art. [sic].' 

In a separate Instagram post shared four days earlier, Kerrion wrote: 'I'm not allowed to have any childhood pictures of myself or my family. Some of the s**t ii see yaw complain about is so surface. I've been through the fire [sic].'

Kerrion (pictured) has reportedly used social media to attack his father in the past
Two years ago Kerrion (pictured) allegedly posted a video claiming that Kirk 'abused' and 'tried to kill' him

Kerrion (left and right) has reportedly used social media to attack his father in the past, including about two years ago when he alleged that Kirk 'abused' and 'tried to kill' him

In an Instagram post shared four days before the video, Kerrion wrote: 'I'm not allowed to have any childhood pictures of myself or my family. Some of the s**t ii see yaw complain about is so surface. I've been through the fire [sic]'

In an Instagram post shared four days before the video, Kerrion wrote: 'I'm not allowed to have any childhood pictures of myself or my family. Some of the s**t ii see yaw complain about is so surface. I've been through the fire [sic]'

Kirk took to Instagram late Sunday night to clear the air about the phone call.  

'For many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family,' Kirk said of Kerrion. 'We've tried for many years through counseling, through therapy, to try to rectify this private family matter. 

'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 are not appropriate. And I am sincerely sorry to all of you. I sincerely apologize.'

Kirk said that he had called a family therapist during the conversation, but that Kerrion didn't include that bit in his video.  

'I'm not perfect, I'm human and I make mistakes. I'm trying to get right,' Kirk concluded. 'Please keep me and my family in your prayers.' 

Kirk took to Instagram late Sunday night to clear the air about the phone call. 'For many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family,' Kirk said of Kerrion. 'We've tried for many years through counseling, through therapy, to try to rectify this private family matter'

Kirk took to Instagram late Sunday night to clear the air about the phone call. 'For many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family,' Kirk said of Kerrion. 'We've tried for many years through counseling, through therapy, to try to rectify this private family matter'

Kirk Franklin apologizes after son leaks private phone call

Fans flooded the comment section of Kirk's video with supportive remarks. 

'No apologies needed at all, prayers for your family,' one woman wrote. 

'You owe no apology to the public. Praying for family healing out of the public eye.' 

Commenters also shared support for Kirk on Kerrion's original video, saying that it lacked context and that the father may have had a reason to get frustrated. 

But some critics spoke out against the singer, saying it's inappropriate to talk to your child in that manner regardless of the context.  

One user wrote: 'Sounds like a parent who's ready to go to jail if they're grown child tries it on one hand.

'On another hand this can be traumatizing and emotionally abusive behavior. This man feels rejected and dropped by his parents and family.' 

Fans flooded the comment section of Kirk's video with supportive remarks

Fans flooded the comment section of Kirk's video with supportive remarks

Kirk, a Texas native, was dubbed the 'Reigning King of Urban Gospel' by Variety after successfully leading numerous gospel choirs since the early 90s, including The Family, One Nation Crew and God's Property. 

His 2002 solo album The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin went Platinum and topped the Gospel Albums chart for 29 weeks. 

Kirk went on to release five more solo albums that crashed into top ten lists in the gospel genre. His most recent album, Long Live Love (2019), earned him two Grammys.  

Kirk married his wife Tammy Collins in 1996, eight years after Kerrion was born out of a previous relationship. Kirk adopted Collins' daughter Carrington, who is one year younger than Kerrion, and the couple have two other children together - a daughter, Kennedy, and son, Caziah.  

It is unclear what led to Kerrion's rift from the family. 

Kirk is pictured with his family at the Grammy's in January 2020. From left: Son Caziah, daughter Kennedy, Kirk, wife Tammy Collins, daughter Carrington Frankin and son-in-law Maxx Nakwaasah

Kirk is pictured with his family at the Grammy's in January 2020. From left: Son Caziah, daughter Kennedy, Kirk, wife Tammy Collins, daughter Carrington Frankin and son-in-law Maxx Nakwaasah

Kirk accepts the Best Gospel Song award for 'Love Theory' at the Grammy's last year

Kirk accepts the Best Gospel Song award for 'Love Theory' at the Grammy's last year

Kirk, a Texas native, was dubbed the 'Reigning King of Urban Gospel' by Variety after successfully leading numerous gospel choirs since the early 90s, including The Family, One Nation Crew and God's Property. He is pictured performing at the Grammy's in 2020

Kirk, a Texas native, was dubbed the 'Reigning King of Urban Gospel' by Variety after successfully leading numerous gospel choirs since the early 90s, including The Family, One Nation Crew and God's Property. He is pictured performing at the Grammy's in 2020

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Comment by evolution on September 14, 2021 at 6:14am
Life isn't going to end well for him. He trying his best to destroy what his parents worked so hard to build.
Comment by SCARPION GIRL on September 12, 2021 at 1:55am

man you are 33 years old go get a life.

Comment by caribmama on September 9, 2021 at 11:16pm

Wait....I thought it was just his dad that he claimed beat him. Now it's his moms too? Man, quit your bytchin' we all got the strap growing up. Some more severe than others. That's what's wrong with these rude azz kids today, they need the strap too.

Comment by Tyrone on March 20, 2021 at 12:32pm

Here goes Mr. Advisor - Steve Harvey.  Steve Harvey isn't worth listening to.  F*** Steve Harvey.

Comment by jhons lanne on March 19, 2021 at 1:43am
Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on March 18, 2021 at 12:14am

The way some children talk to their parents is abominable. Some children have even beaten their parents. It is sad, the disrespect that some parents have to put up with, and it crosses all socio-economic levels.

Comment by vaughn mitchell on March 16, 2021 at 7:15pm
His son, is in his 30's a grown ass man. Disrespecting his pops he lucky, if that was a caribbean father, he lick him with a machete, lol, or beat his ass with a cricket bat. Hee need to respect his elders, especially his father. Social media, went all in on his son. Grown ass man.
Comment by Norma on March 15, 2021 at 8:31pm
Why everybody surprised of Kirk
He been doing it his son put on blast smh
Comment by Mnyama on March 15, 2021 at 8:08pm
Oooh... bad words. Whatever. NEXT
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