"We have to sometimes make the conclusion that forgiveness is a choice," Franklin said.
The Queen of Christmas considers this performance to be a "childhood dream come true."
Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, this year's ceremony celebrated Black excellence on all fronts.
The collective performed "Kingdom" as well as "Melodies From Heaven."
This year's ceremony celebrated Black entertainment's biggest stars.
"I feel like I'm being set up," said Kerrion on a phone call with entertainment news talk show host Larry Reid.
The goal in curating the lineup was to "[break] through genre barriers that often separate us in Black culture."
Patti LaBelle, Too $hort, and Pastor Shirley Caesar are also set to release Tiny Desk concerts later this month.
But find out why the Christian crooner isn't rushing a contemporary holiday album, as well as what he thinks of his viral #OmarionChallenge and Plies comparisons.