Who are Kirk Franklin's children? A look at gospel singer’s kids as he apologizes for hurling N-word at son
The renowned singer-songwriter has four kids. Kerrion Franklin, who is currently in the news due to the controversy, is from singer’s previous relationship born in 1988
Grammy-winning Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has had quite a few bad days after his estranged son, Kerrion, recently made an audio recording public on social media where the award-winning crooner can be heard hurling the N-word. The video also includes other threats made by the singer including “I will break yo neck (N-word)".
Kerrion had revealed that the recording was recent and looking at the backlash, Kirk issued an apology for the same. According to his Instagram, the singer in the apology video says that “for many years we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family” and tried to tend to the “private family matter” through therapy and counseling. He added that he “lost his temper” during an argument with Kerrion, after feeling “disrespected”. The 51-year-old singer also admitted that he’s “not perfect” and asked the public to keep him and his family in their prayers.
Who are Kirk Franklin's children?
The renowned singer-songwriter has four kids. Kerrion Franklin, who is currently in the news due to the controversy, is from the singer’s previous relationship born in 1988. Kirk also legally adopted his daughter Carrington Franklin after tying the knot with Tammy Collins. Carrington was born in the year 1989. The couple then had two of their own kids namely Kennedy born in 1997and a son named Caziah born in 2000.
According to his Instagram profile, Kirk’s son identifies himself as an auteur, producer, and cinematographer. The 32-year-old is the eldest son of Kirk Franklin. He is also interested in music as he keeps sharing pictures from a studio. He has been making headlines from the day he shared the controversial video concerned with his father.
The description for the recording read, "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 sate 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 pease and make beautiful art jj." During the conversation, Kirk can be heard saying, “I will break yo neck (N-word)."
Carrington Franklin is a business owner of Liz Kennedy Brand Management. She takes care of the public relations and branding firm based out of Dallas, Texas. Carrington was born and raised in Arlington and currently resides in Uptown Dallas.
Speaking in an interview with the website ProphytesBeLike in 2019, she shed light on who is the biggest influence in her life where she revealed, “My parents are definitely huge influences in my life. Individually, they've shown me what a man and a woman after God's own heart is supposed to look like. My mom, Tammy Franklin, is the definition of a lady. She's eloquent, slow to speak, quick to listen, kind-hearted, but will also let you have it [laughs]. She's gorgeous, yet humble and relatable. My pops, Kirk [laughs], well - it's a safe bet to say that everyone knows how much energy and passion he has - not only for his music and business but for his family. Together, they are my blueprint of what my marriage should reflect. They're best friends; they’re embarrassingly silly together [laughs]. I'm so blessed to have them.”
She also spoke about it feels to be the daughter of a gospel music icon. “You know…after all the traveling, lights, cameras, award shows, and stages, at the end of the day, he's just my dad. He does the same annoying things that any dad does to his daughter. I think it's easy for people to forget that he's just like them, human.”
Kennedy Franklin is the youngest daughter of Kirk Frankin. According to her LinkedIn profile, she works as an Executive Assistant at Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, Inc. The Texas native graduated from Baylor University in 2019 with a degree in Journalism.
Kirk had shared a lovely post on his Instagram regarding the same. “My youngest daughter is graduating from college this month...I could tell her a billion times how proud I am of her, but it will take her becoming a mother to fully understand the weight of that pride. My children have walked across stages I’ve never been on, stood in arenas I could only dream of, and will walk through doors that were closed for me and their momma. This is my babygirl. The one that has been my beautiful spoiled drama queen...and YES, it’s my fault!”
He added, “I would do it all again if I could. Jesus, thank you for my kennedy, thank you for keeping her safe as she drove up and down I35 coming home from school. Let her see her potential and give her the boldness to guard it with her whole heart. I know I gotta let her grow up, but it’s hard... that’s my baby.”
Caziah Franklin was born in the year 2000 and is the youngest of all siblings. The Texas native is currently studying at Belmont University and is following in his father’s footsteps. In an interview with Voyage Dallas, he had earlier revealed, “I am an independent musician, songwriter, and producer who specializes in Exaltation from Artistry. Exaltation from Artistry implies that whatever work I do, is to be a reflection of my faith and my character. I want whatever work I conjure up to be crafted with time and care, and most importantly, I want it to have a message with positive attributes.”
He also added, “I am most proud of my faith, for it acts as a catalyst for all of my works. I also believe that it is my faith that enhances and influences my sound, and sets me apart, for it is my main tool for originality.