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Earl "DMX" Simmons, the 42-year-old rapper, appeared on the second season premiere of OWN's "Iyanla: Fix My Life." Now he may be looking to take legal action against Oprah Winfrey Network for airing the show.
DMX has been vocal about his appearance on the show since it aired earlier this month and was upset that he was grilled about drug addiction, since the rapper only intended to address his issues with women and his 10 children. If media mogul Oprah Winfrey's OWN does not remove the footage of DMX, the rapper reportedly told TMZ that he was looking to take legal action.
DMX said he did not believe the show's host Iyanla Vanzant had his best intentions in mind when addressing his issues with drug addiction without consulting him before the cameras were rolling.
"Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings," DMX told TMZ."That lady is toxic … My last words to her were that she can (expletive) and she still can."
Despite the fact that DMX spoke out about the show after he filmed with Vanzant, the spiritual counselor took to her Twitter to call for prayer and support from the rapper's fans.
"What if the only way God could get DMX's attention was to use us, his fans and family to say brother we need & want you clean," Vanzant said on Twitter in a series of tweets about the rapper and episode of "Fix My Life." "He is a human, let's all hold him that way. Pray people pray! His heart is wounded and he may be afraid to admit it."
While viewers watched DMX curse and yell at Vanzant on the show after she questioned his drug addiction and parenting, she decided to continue to pledge her support for the rapper in a personal video release.
"My brother, Earl, DMX, I support you," she told him in the video. "I love you and I'm calling on all of my beloveds … to send you their love and support ... my door is always open."