DMX has had a roller coaster ride through the music industry, but the rapper's tumultuous journey began even before his career started. Fans got the opportunity to see inside the mind of the Yonkers native last night, during his appearance on the first episode of the new season of Iyanla: Fix My Life.
During the lengthy sit-down conversation between Iyanla and DMX, the two confront a gamut of issues that have surrounded him, ranging from being institutionalized at the age of seven by his own mother to his constant battle with drug addiction. DMX's full-range of emotion is on display, as he experiences moments of extreme sadness and extreme anger at different points.
The sit down also features some tense moments as X is forced to grapple with the tenuous relationship he has with his family, including a confrontation with his own son.
While DMX has been known to deliver some powerful records by tapping into the constant pain he has experienced, it is very sad to see the by-products of living with the pain that he has, and what the rapper has become as a result of it.
[via Mr. World Premiere]