Kirk Franklin planted a kiss on his wife Tammy during the BET Inaugural Ball on Tuesday night down in D.C.. It’s always a good thing to see love in the air especially amongst public couples. You can click the thumbnail below to let us know if you’re feeling Kirk’s get-up or not.
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Posted by Media Outrage on January 21, 2009
Posted by Media Outrage on January 18, 2009
Sherri Shepherd from The View threw on the tightest blouse she could find in her closet and attended the 10th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon at Rocketown in Nashville. Look at Sherri getting her gospel on although we do know that she is saved. Their were plenty of Gospel greats in the building. CeCe Winans who really needs to land in our prettiest smile of the day category performed as did her brother BeBe Winans, Israel Houghton, Donald Lawrence, Kirk Franklin and Kim Burrell who could sing your socks off any day. Pastor Marvin Sapp who broke records with his intensely popular song “Never Would Have Made It” was among the honorees.
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Posted by Media Outrage on October 6, 2008
Tyler Perry made history Saturday night as he became the first African American to launch his own major TV and film studio. We keep telling folks that this is one super talented man. We love the way home skillet is branching out and conquering new territory without kissing Hollywood’s @ss. Keep killin’ em Tyler!
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Posted by Media Outrage on June 26, 2008
We know yall are all BET Awarded out but we promise this is the last installment of the after party events. Lisa Raye was decked down in all of her sexiness looking hotter than a muthasucka. Are yall digging Will i am’s fashion? Mel B was looking nice and sexy herself and Stephen looks like he was trying to keep her handcuffed tight.
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Posted by Media Outrage on February 15, 2008
Plenty of celebs were out looking great for the 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Taye Diggs, Taraji Henson, Golden Brooks, Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy, Tyler Perry, Stevie Wonder, Tichina Arnold, Tia Mowry and many more.
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Posted by Media Outrage on December 10, 2007
In an interview with Vibe Gospel sensation Kirk Franklin had some very interesting things to say….
How do you feel about the church being seemingly under attack right now, particularly following the whole Juanita Bynum situation? Does that affect you?
Yeah it does. It makes me want to be on my game. And when I talk about game, I’m not just talking about my music stuff; I’m talking about my walk [with God]. Music, entertainment, that’s fruit. The root of a tree, that’s what a person is in private. I’m only as strong publicly as I’m going to be privately. And I don’t think that we as Christians have done as good enough job as we needed to make sure we are strong privately; so now you see us crumbling publicly. We’ve been trying to tell ya’ll, “Well, God is doing this,” and privately we weren’t doing the work.
So you feel that a lot is being exposed with people?
That word is a little too… boastful. It’s almost like it separates me from them, when I am them and it’s only by God’s grace that I didn’t end up like them. It ain’t because I didn’t have my junk. That’s why I think it was wrong for people to bash [Bill] Clinton, because he ain’t the first one [to cheat on his wife]. He just happened to get caught. Everybody else needs to shut up and thank God for grace that he didn’t pull out they stank drawers.
But when the public crumbling starts happening, that’s your greatest hour—
It’s only your greatest hour if you are prepared for what you’ve done privately. Private work will allow a person to be strong when they stand up. But if I’m trying to teach you prosperity and Bentleys and success and all that . . . That ain’t no substance. That’s like a husband and wife smiling for the camera while they going down the red carpet, but they get back home, and they sleeping in two different bedrooms.
Okay, but you seemed like you had it all together. Then there was the 2005 Oprah appearance [where you revealed you were once addicted to pornography]. How did people react to you after that?
I think the Oprah [appearance] was very interesting. For five years, I’ve been telling my testimony in church; I’ve been on covers of Christian publications, I’ve been on Christian television telling my testimony about a lot of unhealthy sexual activity that I got introduced to as a kid.
That’s what made the Oprah people even call me; they had heard my story from TBN and other [shows]. For people who hadn’t been in church, it was news for them. As a culture, we’re not used to people telling on themselves. How many people come out and just tell on themselves? You knew that Lindsay [Lohan] had a drinking or a drug problem because she was arrested. You know that Britney [Spears] is having some emotional problems because she’s arrested. We’re used to people getting caught. We’re not used to people exposing themselves.
So going back to other people, like Juanita Bynum, who’s been criticized for going on television talking about her situation with [her ex-husband] Bishop Weeks. You’re saying you don’t see anything wrong with any of that. You feel like it’s a Christian’s responsibility to come out and speak about that?
I think there’s a difference between testimonies and . . . trying to use the media for your own benefit, or pimp media opportunities. There are some people who will call media outlets to tell those stories. [Oprah] was an outlet that called me.
So our motives are different because the genesis of it is different. I’m not calling people and asking to give interviews about how I was a little dirty boy doing these little nasty things as a young man. I ain’t called nobody.
So if somebody calls me and wants me to share something that I hope can help other people, why wouldn’t I? But if I’m trying to do something to say there’s one person at fault, or try to make myself seem great, and I’m looking for these new opportunities, and I’m endorsing myself as the “New Messiah of Pornography,” then, God can’t get the glory and can’t nobody get blessed cause I’m doing it for the wrong reasons.
It’s almost like me boxing with my shirt off saying, “I’ma do this cause I want to be the sexy Christian!” I try to do what I do for the right motives.
My real momma lived 15 minutes from me and I ain’t got no good relationship with her, she can’t stand me, I can’t stand her. I got a crackhead sister. That’s what people need to know. They need to stop seeing all these suits and ties and all this Hollywood stuff. They need to see I’m hurting just like you.
None of this is hypothetical?
All that’s true! Everything I just said is true. My momma lived 15 minutes away from me and I ain’t never had a relationship with her. My real dad lives in Houston. The first time I saw him, he showed up to one of my concerts. I didn’t let him backstage, cause how dare you not invest in my life but you want to be backstage?! And you want to introduce me to all these kids that are your kids, like, “Hug your brother”? “Fool, please! I don’t know you.”
And I got to deal with that, cause that anger can turn into sin. I’ve struggled and been angry with these people. Borderline hating these people.
Can you see yourself working with secular artists again at all?
Yeah, if we have the same vision. Like the Lauryn Hill we loved, that Miseducation Lauryn Hill? I could work with her in the drop of a dime. Oh God yeah. Faith Hill, Garth Brooks . . . I’m just concerned that I don’t send mixed messages to people.
Shout out to Tony Chad! one of our readers for sending us the article! Thanks!
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