Watching DMX lose control of his emotions, confront his demons and break binds with his son was tough TV. During his appearance on OWN’s Iyanla: Fix My Life, the one-time rap phenom shed some important layers, but ultimately proved unreachable. Here, his 10 craziest quotes.
On why he can’t control his lust for women
“I was actually more comfortable in the dark. [I’m here because] I wanted some type of insight on why I want so many women. There’s something that I love about each one of them and, I don’t know, I don’t see the love tank being filled up.”
On falling in love with Tashera
“The first night that we were together, I told her, ‘Yo, I love you.’ And that first day, we never stepped apart. Beautiful. She completed me. Maybe two months into the relationship — this is how much I loved her — I bared my soul to her. I said, listen, ‘A girl like that isn’t usually going to stick with a guy who has a drug problem.’ I was 19, and she was 18. It took every bit of courage that I had. I said, ‘Listen, just leave me now. I have this problem.’”
On his mother abandoning him at age 7
“I felt like my mother threw me away when I was the best thing she had.”