After her explosive interview with multiplatinum hip-hop artist and actor DMX, Iyanla Vanzant felt that there were some important things left unsaid. Though the two haven't spoken since their sit-down in DMX's hometown of Yonkers, New York, Iyanla recorded an open message to the rapper to let him know that he's still in her heart -- and to share her lingering concerns in the hopes of helping DMX change his life.
One of those concerns stems from what Iyanla has been hearing from DMX's family and friends. "What I'm hearing is that they're just waiting for 'the call,'" Iyanla says in the clip. "You know what I mean."
Iyanla says she is taking a different approach. "I'm not waiting for that call," she tells DMX. "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."
In her message, Iyanla also reminds DMX that he has already demonstrated that he has the strength to be the best version of himself. "I want you to remember the person you became in the final months of your grandmother's life," she says. "That's a clean life. You can be that man today and every day."
Reiterating how much she believes in DMX's ability to heal, Iyanla says, "I support you. I love you. And I'm calling on all of my beloveds… to send you their love and support."
Before signing off, Iyanla reminds DMX -- and everyone listening -- just how powerful love can be. "There's no valley deep enough, no gap wide enough, no mountain high enough that love can't conquer," she says. "My door is always open."
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