For nearly 30 years, Gospel megastar Kirk Franklin has been the genre’s leading voice. He entered the mainstream with his gospel-influenced version of R&B. Many have wondered what the “I Smile” crooner thinks about the Sunday Service motion of Kanye West. Without hesitation, Franklin supported the increasing congregation of Pastor Kanye.
When Kirk and his wife Tammy arrived at the 2019 BET Awards, the gospel legend talked with ET’s news reporter Kevin Frazier about Mr. West’s weekly Sunday Service. He also took a few moments to plug the upcoming season of his highly successful singing competition, BET’s Sunday Best on June 30.
“Well, you know, if Kanye’s doing it, then we gotta do it,” he said on the red carpet with a laugh. Later, he hinted that Sunday Service has been a big source of positivity for West, stating, “That’s my little brother, man. That thing, you know, let the music heal him.”
While he didn’t tell if he made his way to Sunday Service, he revealed countless times that he and West talked about it.
“Well, you know, we talk through ‘em. We talk through ‘em as brothers,” Franklin shared. “We’re always having conversations and I’m so proud to see the music do what it’s created to do – to heal people. And it can heal everybody.”
In an interview on Beats 1 on Monday (June 24), Franklin again gave Kanye his support. “Let that be his medicine, he ain’t making no loot doing it,” Franklin responded. “You could always tell intent on how people spend their money. How people spend their money is a reflection of their heart. And so, the fact that this is something that he’s doing on his own, let that be his medicine.”
Check out the full conversation with The Franklins below.