On the episode, life coach Iyanla Vanzant traveled to Yonkers to meet with the rapper. At the start of the show it is revealed that DMX was seeking help to deal with his constant womanizing. However, the season premiere episode of the OWN network program focused on his substance abuse problems and his relationship with his family, particularly with his estranged wife and their son.
Watch the Full Episode here: DMX ‘Fix My Life’ Hosted By Iyanla Vanzant [FULL EPISODE]
A press representative for the “Get At Me Dog” rapper issued the following statement:
“DMX agreed to be a guest on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” with the understanding that she would be helping his relationships with his ten children. When he arrived for the taping, 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.
I know we haven’t spoken since our time together in Yonkers. And what I’m hearing is that they are just waiting for the call. They are waiting for the day they get the call. And you know what I mean.
But I’m not waiting for that call. I’m calling on you, and I’m not going to give up on you. I will not stand by and watch my brother die.
Over the years, I’ve worked with many, many people who’ve struggled with addiction.
With help, healing is possible.
I want you to remember the person you became in the final months of your grandmother’s life. That’s a clean life. You can be that man today and every day. Just remember what your son said to you, “
I want a relationship with you that is not toxic.
My brother, Earl, DMX, I support you. I love you and I’m calling on all of my beloveds…to send you their love and support.
I know that there is no valley deep enough, no gap wide enough that love can’t conquer.
My door is always open.
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” featuring life coach Iyanla Vanzant’s powerful session with rapper DMX attracted 1.8 million total viewers with 1.4 million tuning in for the 90-minute premiere from 9-10:30 p.m. and an additional 420,000 viewers for the encore at 12 a.m.