Kirk Franklin’s NOW ADULT DAUGHTER Gets Married & U Gotta See Them Dance!
Kirk Franklin’s 27 year old daughter, Carrington Franklin, got married to her husband, Max Nakwaasah, on Saturday (10-1-2016), and Kirk was beaming with pride and overwhelming emotions when he walked his not-so-little-anymore-lil’ girl down the aisle.
He not only walked Carrington down the aisle, he officiated the wedding, but it was their off the chain father/daughter dance that was the coolest thing ever *SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO OF THEIR DANCE*…
Leading up to Carrington’s big moment, Kirk shared this photo where he reminisced about his daughter and how much he didn’t want her to grow up, but accepts that fact now:
She’s getting married today…..and I’ve spent an hour and a half rewriting this. Crying, smiling, and preparing to let go, ….of my little girl. I will walk her down the isle, then I will officiate the wedding. Why? Because I’m selfish, for my little girl. And she asked her daddy to! How could I say no?! I pray I don’t make a fool of myself and cry more than I speak. God, it’s so hard to release her. If I could I would keep her a little girl, FOREVER. Selfish, I know. But at this moment, I want to be. I want to go go- kart riding, jet skiing, middle school basketball games, movies over and over again….just me and her. This is hard as Hell. She has no idea, cause she’s not a daddy. I am. A proud one. I hope I was a good one. I’m sorry for that one spanking you got that killed me more than it did you! I’m proud and love your future husband. Jealous, but proud. He comes first now. I’ll have to get use to that, cause I’m selfish, for you. Only pictures get stuck in time, not people. They grow, and need to be let go…. I’m going to try really hard,…but please, when I see you with your new life, let me hold you every now and then, and pretend….that I’m never letting go. Forever daddy’s girl. Signed, A girl’s daddy.Daddy Daughter Dance.
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Of course we couldn’t expect nothing less from THE Kirk Franklin- the man who helped usher in a whole new hip hop vibe to today’s gospel music. He’s kind of like the ‘BBD of gospel’ Bell, Biv, Devoe brought something new to R&B back in the day when they introduced their “hip hop, smoothed out with a R&B tip, with a pop feel, appeal to it” style to the game and Kirk’s thing could be summed up as ‘gospel, smoothed out on a R&B tip, with a pop feel, appeal, to it.’
True, the hip hop/R&B fused gospel music is pretty standard now, but back in ’93 when Kirk was the hype man on his own gospel records, that was a new thing and a big deal. So yeah, I’ll give Kirk that ‘BBD of Gospel title.’
Anyways, the most beautiful part of it all is that he’s come a long way and seeing the photos of his daughter all grown up now- when it seemed like just yesterday she was 10- is a reminder of that fact. Kirk’s been grinding hard with his musical ministry since before Carrington was born and he’s still at it.
We also gotta give it up for Kirk’s wife, Tammy, for helping to raise a wonderful daughter, as well as there three other children, and for standing by her man through thick and thin.
Check out Tammy and her daughter, Carrington, looking more like sisters, than Mother/daughter…
#WCW on my Bestie for the Restie, my home girl, my roll dog lol, my co-wedding planner, my PUSH! Thank you for your unconditional love and sacrifices. I could never say thank you enough. Love you! You fine! & this pic is so us lol #heymama
Even Carrington noticed how much she looks like her mom’s twin when she posted this…#TBT to that time I face swapped with my mama and realized we were the same person 😂😂😂 #scary #twins
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Carrington also posted this touching clip of her Pops becoming overwhelmed with emotion after she surprised him by asking him to do the honors of officiating her wedding…
Lol having an emotional father >>> and mind you, this is after he got up from the table and ran around the corner of the restaurant 😂😂😂 So it’s official! He’s walking me AND officiating. Love you papa bear 🐻 @kirkfranklin
Old School fun fact:
Carrington is actually Kirk’s adopted daughter and her mother’s biological child. After Kirk and Tammy were married in 1996, Kirk officially adopted Carrington and raised her as his own. Talk about a stand up brotha!
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