DMX, Iyanla Vanzant 'Fix My Life' [VIDEO], 'Get at Me Dog' Rapper CURSES Vanzant Out: Talks Being a Father, Drug Abuse, Mental Illness, Oprah Show Did Not 'Fix Him, Made Image Worse'

By D.Z.Scott ( | Apr 15, 2013 11:51 AM EDT
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DMX is a troubled man according to Iyanla Vanzant. DMX appeared on the season premiere of her OWN Network show, " Fix My Life," and the episode was full of highs, lows, and OUTBURTSTS. Vanzant attempted to use talk therapy to reconstruct DMX, from the inside out as she addressed his inner demons, womanizing ways, mental issues, drug addiction, and selflessness-but THE DOG was not having it.

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The 90-minute episode highlights the unfortunate result of addiction as it relates to a multiplatinum hip-hop artist and actor, who was once at he topic of the rap game. While the reality of addictions is cruel and dark, DMX admits to finding the light in the dark as a child, being institutionalized before the age of 10.

"My mom put me away at 7," DMX says. "I enjoyed it... Being in institutions, I got three meals a day, clothes..."

Vanzant, uses DMX's childhood stories as a vehicle to transition to discuss the former Ruff Ryder's own parental issues with his 10 children. His son Xavier, 20, also appears on the show, volunteering to work on the minimal relationship that he has with 'X.

The conversation between DMX, Xavier, and mediator and host Vanzant goes sour, when the "hostile" DMX, tells Vanzant "shut the f--- up! Stop running your mouth!"

Watch the Clip below:

Iyanla Helps DMX's Son Xavier Prepare for a "Carefrontation" with His Father

Iyanla says clear, clean and complete communication is the key to healing. After hearing multiplatinum rap artist DMX say he does not have a relationship with his 20-year-old son, Xavier, she meets with Xavier to get clear about the conversation he wants to have with his father. It will be the first conversation father and son have had in a year and a half. Watch as Iyanla walks Xavier through the ways he can have a tough, compassionate and judgment-free conversation with his father.

Although the show just aired Saturday, April 13, DMX is reportedly upset at the way he was portrayed the show.   The "Blackout" rapper said that the show wasn;t suppose to be about his drug and alcohol issues, but about reconnecting with his children.

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," the statement says. "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, according to All Hip Hop.

DMX is alledgedly working on a new album, he recently perfomed with Swizz Beats at an Alicia Key's New York concert.

Did you catch the episode of 'Iyanla: Fix My Life'? What do you think about DMX, does he still need his life fixed?

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