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Iyanla Vanzant pens an open letter to DMX


Earlier this week on an explosive episode of “Iyanla Fix My Life,” Iyanla Vanzant tried to level with rapper and father DMX. Viewers were perplexed by DMX’s struggle and the fact that no real resolution resulted.

After a brief statement was released by DMX’s camp stating that Oprah’s OWN network had exploited DMX and somehow made his image worse, Vanzant posted a response on social media.

Could this be an attempt to end the speculation? Or is it simply a genuine and heartfelt message to a man in dire need of some serious help? –ruthie hawkins

Read Vanzant’s letter below:


I know we haven’t spoken since our time together in Yonkers, but you have been in my thoughts and on my heart. And what concerns me is what I’m hearing from your friends and family and those who love you. And what I’m hearing is that they are just waiting for the call. They’re 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. 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, my tweeple, my Facebook, my masterpiece families, to send you their love and support.

I know that there is no valley deep enough, no gap wide enough, no mountain high enough that love can’t conquer.

My door is always open.