Whew praise Jesus in the sanctuary right now! You don’t even have to be a fan of DMX to know when this man says it’s dark and hell is hot, the hell he’s talking about is his own life. I’d consider X to be one of the most emotional rappers around — not in the Drake sense — because you can feel the pain in his lyrics and even in his interviews, and that’s why I’m super psyched Iyanla is going to have a chat with him on the next season of her new hit show on OWN: “Iyanla Fix My Life.”
If you watched “Couple’s Therapy” two seasons ago, you’d recall the heartfelt breakdown DMX had as he talked about his mother not loving him as a child. The 42-year-old sobbed like a baby when he talked about the lack of a motherly influence, and that disconnect was used to explain why he’s cheated on his wife, Tashira, umpteenth times, not to mention his battle with drugs and alcohol. Though the VH1 show didn’t seem to mend much for X or his wife, who is rumored to have filed for divorce from him immediately after the series ended, I have faith Iyanla can help him get himself together.
Like Oprah, I think Iyanla can talk DMX through his emotions but also make him take responsibility for the way he’s mistreated his wife for 14 years. Oprah said in a recent press conference announcing Iyanla’s return for a second season:
“I am amazed at Iyanla Vanzant’s gift to just cut through the layers of people’s pain and their baggage and create a space in all of their hoarded junk emotionally. At the end of every show, you can see there is a crack, an opening for healing.”
Let’s hope she can get into that crack with DMX. The second season comes back on the air in April. Are you excited to see DMX on Iyanla?