Since the explosive airing of Iyanla: Fix My Life’s Season 2 premiere episode starring troubled rapper DMX aka Earl Simmons, a represntative for the Yonkers M.C. has come forward, claiming that Iyanla didn’t fix Simmons’ life, she only worsened his image.
“DMX agreed to be a guest on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ with the understanding that she would be helping his relationships with his ten children. 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,” Simmons’ publicist said in a written statement.
While statement prompted many to give the serious side-eye to Simmons and his publicist, Iyanla’s fellow OWN star, Kym Whitley had no problem jumping to Vanzant’s defense and even had a few words to say about X’s “publicist” during an interview with The Grio.
“First of all, his publicist is probably his cousin Shanina or somebody. That’s the first thing. Do he have a real publicist? Really, okay? What is he paying her with? Love you DMX, sorry,” Whitley said in a joking tone with hint of seriousness mixed in.
“He came on my show a long time ago, ‘Oh Drama.’ So I love X. But the truth is that they might have filmed for four hours, but what we see was only an hour or an hour and a half. So I’m pretty sure, knowing Iyanla, that she sat there and tried to work with him, but you can’t fix a person that’s not willing to be fixed. If you watched that interview, you know that he is lost. He’s not ready!” exclaimed the Raising Whitley star.
“What she did do is fix his son’s life. So Ms. Shenina Quequika, whatever your name is, Pookie, whatever her name is, I’m sorry. She might not have fixed DMX’s life, but she fixed that boy’s life and she walked away winning that. He said he was satisfied.”
Flip the switch to watch a clip from Kym’s interview. What do you think of her comments?