Following the exchange between Kirk Franklin and his Kerrion. Many have weighed in on both sidesof the emotional call. On his radio show, Steve Harvey lend his fatherly wisdom and insite to the fray defending the 16-time Grammy Award winner and justified Kirk's angry tiradetowrd his son.
Steve who is the father of a blended family, said "Kirk Franklin has always been there for me. So I called him. 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."
Steve said Kerrion' betrayed his father by leaking the private phone call. , Steve empathized with Kirk's positon, "The pain that Kirk Franklin was in was for two faults. 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."
Steve also addresed outsiders who weren't privy to the entire story. "But his son only posted the part that he thought could hurt Kurt. He didn't post the part of what he was asking of Kurt. He didn't post the part of what led up to Kurt's anger. How you 33 years old and posted some of your father's saying. That shows you the lack of manhood that this man has."
Mr. Harvey also offered a word of advice to those who were quick to judge Kirk. "ain't nobody better than Kirk," "So ya'll get off Kirk Franklin's back. Kirk don't owe none of you all no apology."
Kirk Franklin released an apologyvia Instagram after his son released the recording.
"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, and I said words that are not appropriate," he explained in a video. "I am sincerely sorry to all of you, I sincerely apologize."
Kerrion, defended his choice on Instagram as well. "If my father won't tell the truth let me live and let it go. Let me be 33 right. Nobody helps me financially. self made ii been on my own since 18. He 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. Not in front of pastors and counselors tho. It's a New Day a New Chapter."