• Kerrion Franklin is the son of gospel singer Kirk Franklin, born in 1988 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
• His childhood was troubled and he was sent to a therapist to help with his behaviour.
• Kerrion is a cinematographer, producer and author, although there is no information about his work or accomplishments.
• In March 2021, Kerrion uploaded audio of a secretly recorded phone call in which he and his father Kirk were arguing.
• Kirk Franklin is a gospel singer, author, songwriter and choir director who has won 16 Grammy Awards. He returned to the church and became the pianist for the choir in 1988, and formed the choir "The Family" in 1992.
Who is Kerrion Franklin?
Kerrion was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 7 May 1988, in Dallas, Texas USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is African-American. Kerrion is only known as the son of the famous gospel singer Kirk Franklin, who is perhaps known best for leading gospel choirs such as God’s Property, One Nation Crew, and The Family.
Early life, family, and education
Kerrion was raised by his grandmother because at the time when he was born, his father Kirk and his mother Shawn Ewing were teenagers and weren’t married. He recently accused his mother of abandoning him, and of physical abuse and molestations, after which she stated that he was telling lies.
She talked about how she is only trying to help him, that she loves him no matter what, and wanted him to go to the hospital to ask for help. Shawn talked about his childhood, she said that he was a troubled teenager, so she and his father sent him to a therapist to help him with his behavior.
At that time, his father married his present wife Tammy Collins, and Kerrion was living with them and his step-sister Carrington, and his sister and brother from father’s side, Kennedy and Caziah.
Kerrion attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2006, didn’t enroll at college.
According to Kerrion’s bio on his Instagram account, he is a cinematographer, producer and author, although there is no information about his work or accomplishments. It’s assumed that an Instagram profile under the name ‘alwayspOppin’ belongs to him – the account has gained near 200,000 followers, on which are posted pictures with various themes.
What happened between Kerrion and his family?
In March 2021, Kerrion uploaded on social media audio a secretly recorded ‘phone call which he had with his father Kirk, in which they were arguing, and in one moment Kirk said:’ I will break your neck ni***, don’t you ever disrespect me!’, and Kerrion said: ‘I didn’t’. Kirk continued to shout at him, and then he hung up.
Kerrion posted the audio with the description: ‘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…’
It’s assumed that Kerrion was asking for money from Kirk, which he didn’t want to give him, and it seems that this wasn’t the first time; there were rumors that Kirk kicked him out of the family house because he was taking money to buy drugs.
After the audio was released, Kirk apologized to his fans for his language and the curses he uttered; when he was on the “Tamron Hall” show, he said that his close friends and associates have been aware of the problems and the challenges which his family is going through with his firstborn son, Kerrion.
Also, Kerrion’s mother Shawn spoke about all the problems that she had with her son, and she supported her ex-boyfriend Kirk, saying that the two of them were trying to prove to Kerrion that they love him, and that they care for him.
After a few months, on 12 September 2021, Kerrion filmed an Instagram Livestream video in which he said that his mother assaulted him. ‘I’m being abused right now. I’m being assaulted by my own mother.’ he said, while his mother and another unknown woman were standing on the porch, and kept telling him to get dressed. He was saying ‘They trying to take me to some hospital’, while his mother told him that he’s always looking for attention.
She was saying that when he was talking about his sexual orientation, he was just trying to get some attention and some space in the media; Kerrion stated that he has been in relationships with some men and women and that he gets messages every day in his DM on Instagram, in which they offer him sex, love, and money for having sex with him. He hasn’t spoken their names, and hasn’t confirmed whether or not he accepted their offers.
After all of this happened, the public supported Kirk, and most of them seem to believe that the problem is in Kerrion, various assumptions with people saying that he’s a drug addict, that he may have some mental illness, or maybe he is just not capable of behaving like an adult.
Age, height, and net worth
Kerrion is 33 years old, he has long dark brown hair in dreadlocks, his eyes are dark brown; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs), and is 6ft (1.82m) tall.
As of October 2021, his net worth has been estimated at $300,000, sources unknown
Who is Kirk Franklin
Kirk Dewayne Franklin was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 26 January 1970, in Dallas, Texas USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is African-American. He’s a gospel singer, author, songwriter and choir director; he has won 16 Grammy Awards, and has been one of the inaugurals to be inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.
Kirk’s mother abandoned him when he was a baby, and his aunt Gertrude raised him; she was collecting aluminum cans for recycling, so she could pay him piano lessons. Kirk was able to read and write music at an early age, he also could play by ear.
He was a music director of the Mt. Rose Baptist Church when he was just eleven years old, however, when he was a teenager, he become rebellious, left the church choir, and was soon dealing with the pregnancy of his teenage girlfriend, and expulsion from the school.
He continued his education, attending the Oscar Dean Wyatt High School, and upon matriculating in 1988, he returned to the church and become the pianist for the choir.
In 1992, with his neighborhood friends and some associates, he organized a 17-voice choir – “The Family” – and in the following year they released their first album, the first gospel music album to sell over a million units.
Kirk’s career as a gospel singer and choir director lifted with every next album that he was working on, collaborating with vocal ensembles God’s Property, Cheryl ‘Salt’ James, Whitney Houston, and the Georgia Mass Choir; in his solo career, he collaborated with Willie Neal Johnson, Papa San, Jaci Velasquez, Yolanda Adams, and many others. In 2021, he collaborated with a rapper Lil Baby on the song “We Win”, which was for the soundtrack to the movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.