Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX is having a hard time getting over his publicized sit-down with television personality Iyanla Vanzant after appearing on her “Fix My Life” show and accused the Oprah Winfrey Network program of pulling a fast one over him.
According to X, he willingly agreed to do the touchy interview but said Vanzant threw him a curve ball by speaking on topics they never settled on pre-filming.
DMX says the Oprah Winfrey Network tricked him into spilling his guts during a recent interview — in which the rapper came off as erratic and strung out — and now he’s out for revenge. DMX is furious over his sit-down with Iyanla Vanzant on her show “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” which aired on OWN. During the chat Iyanla asked X about his rampant drug use and he didn’t hold back — appearing unhinged. But DMX tells us … Iyanla pulled a fast one. She was supposed to ask him about his addiction to WOMEN … not drugs … and the dope questions were NEVER cleared beforehand. (TMZ)
While nothing is official yet, Dark Man X is reportedly seeking legal action to handle possible repercussions.
He says, “Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings,” adding, “That lady is toxic … My last words to her were that she can suck my d**k and she still can.” X tells us, he’s already contacted his team to explore legal options — and wants the footage removed from OWN STAT… or else. (TMZ)
A few days ago, Iyanla taped an open letter to the New York rapper following their intense one-on-one session.
“Over the years, I’ve worked with many, many people who’ve struggled with addiction. With help, healing is possible. I want you to remember the person you became in the final months of your grandmother’s life. That’s a clean life. You can be that man today and every day. Just remember what your son said to you, ” I want a relationship with you that is not toxic. My brother, Earl, DMX, I support you. I love you and I’m calling on all of my beloveds…to send you their love and support. I know that there is no valley deep enough, no gap wide enough that love can’t conquer. My door is always open.” (News One)
Tensions flared earlier this month when the sit-down footage went viral.
“Lady, please,” DMX says, launching into a string of curse words. “Listen, this is my son right here. I’m talking to him!” “Lower your voice,” Iyanla tells DMX. “Pump your brakes. Pump your brakes, brother. This is the only thing I want to say: He’s trying. He’s not feeling heard by you, X. Let him finish a sentence.” Iyanla 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 continues in the clip. “The way you would talk made me feel like beneath you. Even [if] what you were saying was good.” (Huffington Post)