By FEMI SALAWU
Veteran gospel singer, Kirk Franklin has defended his collaboration with Kanye West on the song Ultra Light Beam in his new The Life Of Pablo album.
The pair performed the song live for the first time on SNL yesterday (February 13) and afterwards Franklin posted a picture of himself and West attached to a message for his followers.
“Kanye is not me,” the “Stomp” singer captioned on Instagram post on February 13. “I am not him. He is my brother I am proud to do life with. No sprints, but Marathons; like most of us are on. Before one song was released, I was crucified because my brother asked me to take a picture.”
The 46-year old God’s Property leader has received a lot of backlash ever since he was spotted in a picture on Instagram alongside West, 2 Chainz and others presumably working on West’s project.
“I will not turn my back on my brother,” Kirk adds. “I will love him, prayerfully grow with him. However long he’ll have me, and however long the race takes. To a lot of my Christian family, I’m sorry he’s not good enough, Christian enough, or running at your pace…and as I read some of your comments, neither am I. That won’t stop me from running. Pray we win.”