Anyone who's familar with gospel music have heard the song "Silver and Gold" and understands what the song represents. The artist T-Pain did a remix of the popular song and leaked it to the Internet a few months back. Singing about the effects of blending clear and colored Patrón tequila together for consumption. "You'll be hanging, swanging, drinking two types of Patrón," he sings. "I done mixed up silver and gold/ I done mixed up silver and gold/ I'mma tryin' to get drunk before this party/ Somebody's gonna have to carry me home/ I done drank the silver and gold."
While T- Pain's fans ate it up Kirk Franklin wasn't having it. Kirk call T-Pain and wanted to no what was going on. Franklin debuted the original "Silver and Gold" on his 1993 Kirk Franklin and the Family album. The gospel version goes: "Silver and gold/ Silver and gold/ I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold/ No fame or fortune/ Nor riches untold/ I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold." T-Pain told Kirk that the song was leaked and it was not supposed to be on his album. Franklin said it wasn't no disrespect but he no how songs get leaked. He had it happen to him before. He said he wasn't a saint, and it wasn't like he never did nothing wrong. It seems as if Kirk has given T-Pain the OK to continue on with the song. Only if he changed the melody. He can still say silver and gold. Again, the lyrics to this song is very powerful ( Lyrics) even T-Pain knew that something was wrong with what he was doing because, he made a statement to that affect: I made it into an alcoholic anthem, which wasn't good. I guess in the end it's all about the money.