DMX Breaks Hearts on Season Premiere of ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’
On Saturday night (April 13), the world had a chance to see just how real DMX‘s demons are.
The OWN network premiered the second season of ’Iyanla: Fix My Life.’ The first episode featured the troubled rapper battling intense emotions that churned for all of 90 minutes.
X was spastic nearly the entire time. At one point Iyanla outright inquired as to whether or not he was under the influence.
“Are you high?,” she asked. “No,” said X. But his countless, expletive-filled outbursts, moments away from tear-filled admissions led her to believe it was a valid question.
The hardest scenes to watch were those that included his first child — 20-year-old Xavier, who affirmed that he’d given up on having a healthy relationship with his father, because of the way he’d seen X treat his mother since childhood.
Iyanla hoped to be the proverbial bridge between the two men, helping establish a new beginning for them, but even while doing that, X seemed annoyed by her presence.
He screamed obscenities at the host and left the studio, only returning after Iyanla promised to keep her verbal coaching to a minimum.
One of the episode’s final shots showed Xavier setting an ultimatum for the rapper: build a relationship drug-free or cut ties indefinitely.
DMX chose the latter while shrugging, “You’ll see me at my funeral.”
Just before the broadcast of the episode, DMX made a statement through All Hip Hop.
X’s representative, Domenick Nati of Nati Celebrity Services stated, ”DMX agreed to be a guest on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ with the understanding that she would be helping his relationships with his 10 children.”
“When he arrived for the taping,” he added. “Most of the content was focused on his struggles with drugs and poor parenting. Iyanla did not ‘fix’ DMX’s life just made his image worse, and does not have DMX’s personal written consent to use the footage.”
Truthfully speaking, his relationship with his 10 children couldn’t have been improved without him initially his facing his problems- even if it happened on a television show.
With that said, X may need off-camera help to truly get to the center of his issues.
We wish him the best with his personal life but he appears to be working on the professional, having appeared onstage at Alicia Keys‘ concert at Madison Square Garden last week.
“Another announcement is his upcoming film ‘Blame It On The Hustle’ Mekhi Phifer and Ving Rhames.”
Hopefully, X will find some peace in working towards a comeback in music and film.
Watch the Full Episode of OWN’s ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’