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[VIDEO] Iyanla Vanzant “Writes” DMX An Open Letter


(AllHipHop News) Iyanla Vanzant, the acclaimed spiritual and motivational speaker, has written an open letter to DMX on the heels of their highly viewed episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” which was broadcast last week on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. The episode was meant to delve into DMX’s apparent addiction to women, but soon began to deal with his relationship with his son and his own issues with substance abuse. Below is the letter in full as well as a video.

“Beloved, I know we haven’t spoken since our time together in Yonkers. And what I’m hearing is that they are just waiting for the call. They are waiting for the day they get the call. And you know what I mean.

But I’m not waiting for that call. I’m calling on you, and I’m not going to give up on you. I will not stand by and watch my brother die. Over the years, I’ve worked with many, many people who’ve struggled with addiction.

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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.

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My door is always open.”

  • Eric Emajor Jackson

    To Iyanla Vanzant: I hope my boii pulls through #NoJudgeMent #JustLove4MyDog

    • Eli Pinilla

      Couldnt say it any better

      • Eric Emajor Jackson

        Thx Eli

  • I’m pretty sure that ex was high way before his grandmother passed but I hope he gets his self together. My son is 2 years old and for some reason he stops everything when I play his music. Clearly he has a voice that demands attention. One day he will see that and when he do, damn the rap game, he is going to lead a lot of young people as we older men should be doing.

    • Romia Blue

      X stated in a documentary that he was introduced when he was 11 or 12 I think…really young. But when his grandmother took sick, he did stop. whether it was complete cold turkey or a drink here and there, IDK…but he said he wanted to be “present” for her. after she died, spiral…
      I truly believe this dude will come out clean. He hasn’t hit rock bottom yet. It is destined for X to go through what he’s going through because when he can testify…those deep heartfelt testimonials that he always concludes his albums with, will expose his true soul.
      He’s damaged…but I truly believe, this dude gonna have redemption. his story ain’t over

  • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

    Lyanla is an opportunist and only out for ratings.

  • FREEfromslavery

    dmx knows what right and wrong is, he’s highly intelligent. really dont need no thirsty for fame ass broad to tell him the real on life. i wouldnt even fool with that oprah winfrey ass broad. these broads dont give a damn about the plight of black men. their just around to expose the downfall of dmx.

    • dee

      i agree and just like his ex wife running from show to show talking about X .. X said in a interview he wanted her to move on people looking at cause him and his ex wife dont get along he need help he has other kids other BMs that he cool with i guess my thing is why is noone looking at his ex wife

    • dang are stupid or just straight dumb if someone who try to get your life together you take that help and you must be stuck in slavery

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  • FREE THINKER

    First of all, lets get this straight. This heifer is NOT a trained therapist, and she does NOT hold any mental health degree. She’s a friend of Oprahs is all, and that’s why an unlicensed bag of wind like Ilyana is able to have her own show trying to counsel people. She Is Not QUALIFIED to be offering Any Type Of Psychological Treatment.
    Period!

    Ilyana’s bully tactics didn’t work with X. She messed this one up bad. She tried to use guilt by showing all of his arrest photos blown up, like who in the hell wants their failures thrown in their face like that.

    She tried to man handle him like she does everyone on her show, grabbing at him, speaking in an authoritative voice to him, getting in his face with her stinking
    breath. She’s not a therapist, she’s a damned bully, and I would’ve done her the same way.

    X needs to be sober before any type of psychological treatment could be remotely
    effective. A REAL therapist would’ve known this.

  • Slaughtr

    oN the real may allah help this brother get his spirit and his mind back he is to talented to let his music fall apart.For the brothers talking about who’s an opportunist research before your mouth speaks just because Iyanla is on Oprah doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about this black man’s plight so slow down a bit either wish another brother blessings or don’t say say shyt.

  • She ambushed him so there is no trust. That letter probably wont even get read.