Brian McKnight’s Ex-Wife And Son Respond To ‘Product Of Sin’ Comments About Children

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PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 23: Brian McKnight performs onstage during Celebrity Fight Night XXV on March 23, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)

Brian McKnight faces backlash and calls for cancellation over comments regarding his eldest children. Critics have condemned his recent praise for his stepdaughter Julia’s graduation, where he referred to her as his “one and only daughter,” seemingly disregarding his other children.

McKnight’s family composition includes children from various relationships, including Brian Jr. and Niko from his first marriage to Julie McKnight, Briana from a previous relationship, and two stepchildren (Julia and Jack), along with a toddler, Brian Kainoa Makoa McKnight Jr., from his current marriage.

In response to a comment quoting Exodus 20:12—”Honor your father and your mother…,” McKnight stated, “1. God wasn’t talking about children that are the product of sin which these are 2. I didn’t raise them their mothers did.”

Backlash from Brian McKnight’s Family

The situation escalated as Niko, who is battling cancer, revealed disturbing details about his relationship with his father. He recounted instances of cleaning his father’s used condoms at a young age and accused Brian of forging their signatures.

Niko expressed love for his father despite their estrangement, saying, “I still love him so much because I know there’s my dad in there somewhere. But he’s a drone now. So f–king sad. Miss you, Dad.”

Julie, McKnight’s ex-wife and mother to two of his children, spoke out against the singer’s behavior, citing past emotional and mental abuse. She emphasized the need to move past negativity and abusive situations.

Brian’s actions have caused significant distress within his family. His son Brian Jr. previously criticized his father for his treatment of the family, expressing disappointment and heartbreak over the situation. Briana also faced public scrutiny from McKnight, leading to a legal battle that was settled out of court.

Despite the controversy, McKnight remains firm in his stance, indicating that he has no intention of reconciling with his estranged children. His recent actions, including legally changing his name to match that of his youngest son, further highlight the strained relationships within the family.