The new season of Iyanla: Fix My Life debuted last night on April 13, 9/8c via OWN. The heavily talked-about premiere unraveled in the home of one of Hip-hop’s greatest rap icons, Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons.
Those who know even a tid-bit about DMX’s life, know about the dark patches of arrests, drug-abuse and violence he’s endured. And while DMX himself agreed to work with Iyanla, according to his PR agent Domenick Nati, the Dark Man X did not authorize further image defamation.
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.
Surely wires were crossed, because only formal consent could sanction Sunday night’s premiere episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life.
Nati further explained –– in light of DMX making negative headlines –– that the Yonkers emcee is consumed with the workings of his forthcoming studio project.
What the team does want DMX’s fans to know is that he is working on a new album that will include Swizz Beatz and we hope to also work with Timbaland, Dr. Dre and Kanye West… his upcoming film “Blame It On The Hustle” [stars] Mekhi Phifer and Ving Rhames.