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Kerrion Franklin, the troubled son of gospel icon Kirk Franklin, was arrested by Beverly Hills Police on suspicion of murder.

Kerrion, 33, was pulled over by police on Sunday for driving with a busted tail light. After a search of his vehicle police recovered an unregistered pistol.
 
READ ALSO: Kerrion Franklin accuses father, Kirk Franklin, of molesting him
 
The reality TV star told police the gun wasn't his, and that the car wasn't his either. Police ran a check on the license plate and the car's registration came back to a murdered woman.

Police are not releasing any details about the arrest. Kerrion was booked into jail at 10:28 a.m. Sunday morning. He is being held without bond, according to Radar Online.

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Kerrion, who is openly gay, has been assigned "permanent housing" in the jail. He is pictured with his famous father in 1999.

His initial court date is set for this week. After his hearing, the Zeus television star will be extradited back to Texas for a hearing on a separate case.

He reportedly told Larry Reid Live that he was "wrongfully arrested and stopped because of his taillight."

Kerrion is currently starring on the Zeus Network show Bad Boys: Los Angeles. He made blog headlines last year after posting a secretly recorded profanity-filled phone call with his father.

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On Wednesday, July 28, Lil Baby + Kirk Franklin unveiled the official music video to their #1 hit "We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" from Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

The music video (directed by Cam Robert) showcases scenes from Space Jam: A New Legacy. Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin join gospel singers who performed on the record.

"We Win" topped Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, dated June 5.

The single, released on May 21, marks the first gospel song for the trap rapper, and Franklin's eighth chart topper.

"I'm humbled," 51-year-old Kirk Franklin told Billboard magazine.

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"We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" has garnered over 10 million streams and counting. The two recently performed the track for the first time at the BET Awards where they opened up the show with a full choir. See the full BET Awards performance here.

Watch the official music video below.
 

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There is a new twist in the saga of Kirk Franklin and his 33-year-old estranged son, Kerrion.

Over the past few weeks Kerrion has accused the gospel singer of mental and physical abuse.

Franklin apologized after video footage was uploaded to the internet by his son who recorded a heated phone exchange between himself and his father.

In the clip, Franklin, 51, is heard cursing out his 33-year-old estranged son, calling him a "b***h a**" and telling him, "I will put my foot in your a**."

The Grammy Award-winning gospel singer also told his son his mother should have swallowed him.

Kerrion fell out with his father years ago, calling his dad "sneaky" and saying his father threatened to kill him.

But in a shocking new revelation Kerrion has accused his father of molesting him.

via Rhymeswithsnitch.com -- In a video obtained by YouTube vlogger Armond Wiggons, Kerrion is heard arguing with several people and when Kirk Franklin's music is played Kerrion says, "Thanks for playing my molester's music." He also appears to tell a homosexual man that he no longer has to be nice to him because he already slept with him.

 

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Steve Harvey ripped into Kirk Franklin's ungrateful son for publicly embarrassing his father by posting an audio clip of their argument.

Harvey shared his opinion on the controversy surrounding Franklin after his son, Kerrion Franklin, released audio of the gospel singer shouting and cursing at him.

The 33-year-old also alleges that his father was verbally and physically abusive toward him.

Harvey said he called Franklin before going in on Kerrion.

"Kirk Franklin has always been there for me. So I called him. And I told Kirk -- Kirk say, 'Unc, I'm having a tough day today.' And I just called him to lift him up, to tell him, 'Nah, man, get your head up out the dirt. Because you didn't do nothing wrong.'"

He added:

"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."

Harvey then addressed Kerrion directly:

"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.

"He ain't posted none of the years -- like Kirk was telling y'all about the therapy. But I'm telling you for a fact -- [Kerrion] didn't post and tell you about none of the years that he's tried to make Kirk feel guilty and drag him through the mud and expect more Kirk's new family was getting this and he didn't feel like he getting that..."

Harvey continued:

"This young man -- this boy is thirty three years old. 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."

Harvey went on to chastise the church "wit y'all righteous self" for criticizing Franklin for using profanity.

"Y'all get off Kirk's back! 'Cause I tell you right now, you're making a mistake. You come over here, you gon' get cussed smoove out!"

Harvey added: Kirk don't owe none of y'all no apology."
 

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Kirk Franklin apologized after video footage was uploaded to the internet by his son, Kerrion, who recorded a heated phone exchange between himself and his father.

Father and son are pictured during happier times in a photo dated April 30, 1999.

In the clip, Franklin, 51, is heard cursing out his 33-year-old estranged son, calling him a "b***h a**" and telling him, "I will put my foot in your a**."

The Grammy Award-winning gospel singer also told his son his mother should have swallowed him.

Kerrion fell out with his father years ago, calling his dad "sneaky" and saying his father threatened to kill him.

Franklin and his wife of 25 years, Tammy Collins, have three other children, Kennedy, 23, Carrington, 30, and Caziah.

In a now-deleted post, Kerrion said, "This is why I'm done. No father should speak to their children like this." He then released a part of the recording, and said the rest is "too embarrassing."
 

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Kirk Franklin says anti-LGBT+ bullying has no place in the church. Particularly since 80% of male church choir members are same-sex oriented.

Franklin spoke up about homophobia in the church during a recent interview on a Sirius XM radio show.

The Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, best known for his crossover hit song "Stomp," told host Clay Cane, "What is very important to understand is that the pulpit is not a bullying place, and we have to also understand that no group of people are monolithic. No Black person, all Black people do not think the same, do not process the same. Not all LGBTQIA+ people all think and process the same."

The 51-year-old married father of 4 battled le ghey rumors for most of his career. He encouraged church members not to "weaponize" the Holy Bible against LGBT+ people.

"I have some close gay friends who make decisions based on their interpretation of the Bible, and they live out their lives based on whether celibacy, or whatever they choose to do, and they should have the right to do that."

He continued:

"We have to not weaponize the Bible to cover up, a lot of times, our homophobic views that have nothing to do with the Bible. A lot of people that maybe profess Christianity, they have views that are not even bibliocentric. It's their personal views that they do not understand, sometimes maybe the biology of homosexuality, and so they want to find a scripture to try to justify their own homophobic views... you can't abuse people from a platform, because that ain’t love, that's not the gospel, to take a microphone and weaponize it to hurt people and to condemn people."