One More Chance?: DMX Wants A Second Shot With Iyanla Vanzant On “Fix My Life”
We all remember the war that went down when Yonkers rapper DMX went toe-to-toe with queen muva Iyanla Vanzant during a 2013 episode of OWN’s “Fix My Life.”
But it looks like the MC wants to reconcile with Vanzant who is also open to the idea, according to an interview the Fix My Life host gave to Page Six. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, reportedly made contact with Vanzant while he serves a 10 month jail sentence for tax evasion.
“Earl — that’s what I call him — wrote us again,” Vanzant said. “The last thing I said to [him] was, ‘You will never have the opportunity to speak to me again.’ But that was before I realized that I failed him.”
In 2018, DMX was accused of dodging a $1.7 million tax bill. With the help of his lawyer, he evaded a five-year sentence. He’s scheduled to be released on January 27.
In the episode, DMX, who was in the throes of a years long battle with addiction and depression, cussed out Vanzant while his son, Xavier tried to stage an intervention.
“You don’t get to speak to me ever!” Vanzant yelled during the heated confrontation.
“F–k you!” the rapper responded as he walked off the set.
The fire continued when DMX threatened to sue Vanzant over the debacle, telling TMZ, “Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings. “That lady is toxic … My last words to her were that she can suck my d—k and she still can,” he continued.
But it looks like the fixer, Vanzant, feels that reuniting with DMX is in line with her higher calling.
“I failed him by not following the Holy Spirit to do what I’m supposed to do … I did what [the show’s] production [team] wanted,” she said. “I had a very clear path for every single guest.”
Fix My Life is currently airing its ninth season, so will DMX make an appearance after his release from jail? We will have to wait and see.