Last week, DMX appeared in an emotional and slightly harrowing interview with Iyanla Vanzant for the season two premiere of her Iyanla: Fix My Life series, in which he spoke about a number of troubling subjects in his life, including his constant battle with drugs, his failed relationships and his children.
However, Dark Man X isn’t happy with the way he was portrayed on the episode and claims that the interview was supposed to have been centred around his addiction to women – not drugs – with a hope that he would eventually be able to re-build his relationship with his children.
A statement released earlier this week by the rapper’s representatives, said: “DMX agreed to be a guest on Iyanla: Fix My Life with the understanding that she would be helping his relationships with his 10 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.”
Apparently questions about DMX’s drug use had not been cleared before the show was filmed and now he wants the entire footage from the show pulled from Oprah’s OWN network and is seeking legal action. The Ruff Ryders rapper has also told TMZ that he believes Iyanla set him up to look bad in order to boost ratings, adding: “That lady is toxic … My last words to her were that she can suck my dick and she still can.”
DMX is currently working on a new album with fellow Ruff Ryders member and super producer, Swizz Beatz. He is hoping to get either Dr Dre or Kanye West involved in the project too.
If you missed DMX’s interview with Iyanla, catch up here.