Looks like DMX has become a changed man while incarcerated. The Ruff Ryders legend reportedly wants a redo with Iyanla Vanzant.
Things ended horribly when the troubled rapper first appeared on the show in 2013 and Vanzant confronted X in front of his son Xavier about his drug use, which he resented. At one point, when the spiritual life coach tried to mediate a disagreement between DMX and his son, the rapper blew up.
“Lady, shut the f–k up. I’m not even going to have this debate,” said the rapper before he stormed off.
After the episode aired, DMX said the show set him up as he was under the impression that Vanzant was going to ask him about his addiction to women, not his alleged drug use. X wanted OWN to delete the entire interview, which they proceeded to air on television.
“Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings,” he once said. “The lady is toxic. My last words to her were that she can suck my d–k, and she still can.”
However, now that DMX is in prison on a tax evasion charge and will be released on Jan. 27, it appears he is ready to make things right with Aunty Iyanla. Vanzant recently revealed that the rapper reached out to her for a second chance to be on the show, which she’s open to.
“Earl, that’s what I call him, wrote us again, Vanzant told Page Six, referring to X by his birth name. “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,” she added. “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. I had a very clear path for every single guest.”
Seems like they’re both ready to admit their wrongs and smooth things over on camera. The new season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” airs Saturday, Jan. 19.
Press play below for footage from DMX’ last encounter with Iyanla Vanzant.