DMX Regrets Going on ‘Fix My Life,’ Iyanla Vanzant Wants Him to Get Help [Video]
Rucuss staffApril 14, 2013
Rapper DMX and his son Xavier don’t see eye-to-eye.
The father and son haven’t spoken in nearly two years and Xavier wants things to change. Xavier enlisted the help of Iyanla Vanzant, but unfortunately she couldn’t ‘fix his life.’ What was supposed to be a heart-to-heart healing session turning into a very ugly scene.
Vanzant tried to sit both men down during OWN’s Fix My Life and things got very ugly, very quick. When Xavier began to tell his father how he feels about their past, DMX became very defensive. It prompted Vanzant to step in.
“You’re not letting him finish,” Vanzant said to DMX. He replied, “Lady, please. Listen, this is my son right here. I’m talking to him!”
Vanzant turns to Xavier and asks how he felt toward his father and how those feelings prevented the two from having a relationship. Xavier responds directly to DMX: “It felt like you were a liar and a hypocrite… Most of the time, [you were] very hostile and –”
“Towards you?” DMX interrupts.
“No no no, but just in the house,” Xavier explains. “The way you would talk made me feel like beneath you. Even [if] what you were saying was good.”
DMX demands that his son give him an example of this behavior, but Xavier says that occurred too long ago to recall specifics. Iyanla steps in and asks Xavier if he can give DMX an example from today instead. That’s when DMX explodes.
“Lady, shut the f— up!” DMX said. “…Stop running your mouth!”
DMX stands abruptly and tells Xavier, “We’ll talk when she stops running her f*cking mouth.”
DMX leaves the room. He returns to finish the session 20 minutes later.
Now that the episode has aired, DMX isn’t singing Vanzant’s praises. DMX talked to JET magazine’s senior editor S. Tia Brown in a candid interview that he regrets agreeing to appear on the show. He also talks about managing his substance abuse, his stance on fidelity, and his estranged relationship with Xavier.
Watch DMX’s interview with JET below.
Watch Vanzant’s make a plea for DMX to get help below.
Watch DMX tell Vanzant to ‘shut the f*ck up’ below.
Photos via OWN