By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Rapper DMX’s appearance on OWN’s Iyanla: Fix My Life was supposed to be a positive experience for all parties involved. However, it appears that the episode itself has caused lots of drama since the controversial premiere on the network. Iyanla claims that she’s genuinely concerned for DMX’s well-being, but the rapper feels she just used him and his personal issues for ratings. He even said through his spokesperson that he had no idea that Iyanla would be ask him about his alleged drug addiction, and he also feels that instead of fixing his life, she actually made it worse. DMX’s son Xavier said in a recent interview that he disagrees completely with DMX’s opinion on the show, and he even claimed that he feels DMX has ruined his own life. Since the appearance on the show, Xavier claims he hasn’t spoken to his father and he feels their relationship will continue to be non-existent because the rapper refuses to leave drugs alone.
DMX recently got in touch with TMZ and told the website that he feels he was set up by Iyanla, especially since he was told they would only discuss his addiction to women, not drugs. He also confirmed that he is considering taking legal action against the network. Here’s the report:
DMX is furious over his sit-down with Iyanla Vanzant on her show “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” which aired on OWN. During the chat Iyanla asked X about his rampant drug use and he didn’t hold back — appearing unhinged.
But DMX tells us … Iyanla pulled a fast one. She was supposed to ask him about his addiction to WOMEN … not drugs … and the dope questions were NEVER cleared beforehand.
He says, “Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings,” adding, “That lady is toxic … My last words to her were that she can suck my d**k and she still can.”
X tells us, he’s already contacted his team to explore legal options — and wants the footage removed from OWN STAT… or else.