Iyanla is too busy trying to help Althea from Love and Hip-Hop and Duchess from Black Ink Crew this season to take on the major issues surrounding R. Kelly. In a recent interview with ABC about the upcoming season of her show, Ms. Vanzant said that she wouldn't be able to help Kelly, and that he had reached out to her long before this recent crisis. Iyanla also says that she cannot help the survivors because they are "not ready." Take a look.
There's always been something entertaining and pseudo-inspiring about OWN's show Iyanla, Fix My Life. The idea of someone healing those who need it the most gives us all warm and fuzzy feelings inside. Unfortunately, in the world of TV, no such thing exists. Iyanla's show has soon evolved from a feel-good show to a drama-filled reality show that provokes guests for memorable moments. Here are 5 times when Ms. VanZant couldn't fix a thing but pissed people off in the process.
5. Iyanla vs. Laura Govan
After attacking Laura Govan about the way that she dresses and her career, Laura fights back the next day and defends herself as a mother. Never the one to apologize or admit wrong, Iyanla redirects the conversation to make it as if Laura is more concerned with selling accessories than receiving Iyanla's so-called "healing." Even though Iyanla is there to make money, no one else should? NO FIX HERE-Laura Govan is still dressing like a reality star, selling earrings, and she still is a mother.
4. Iyanla vs. Kevin McCall
Iyanla really thought she had a breakthrough when she got Kevin McCall to blame his anger on his mother's behavior. After hours and hours of talk about violence and inappropriate behavior there was NO FIX. Kevin McCall continues to beef with Chris Brown and has even "pulled up" on him. They've exchanged gun fire and have involved gang members in their ongoing beef. On top of his issues with Brown, McCall has been accused many times of attacking women. McCall has also disowned his daughter after his baby mother Eva Marcille filed a restraining order against him and moved on from her relationship with him.
3. Iyanla vs. Neffe
When Keyshia Cole sister Neffe sat down to talk with Iyanla she got more than she bargained for. Iyanla was extremely harsh on Neffe and called her a nasty, vile guttersnipe as well as a bitch! Iyanla backtracked her nasty words and tried to clean up her usage of the word bitch. In this video, Tami Roman expresses her dictate for Iyanla's approach. NO FIX HERE-Neffe and her husband divorced right after the episode was taped.
#2 Iyanla vs. Karreuche Tran
Karreuche's interview with Iyanla about her breakup with Chris Brown quickly went laugh when Iyanla was warned about asking questions that Karreuche's team didn't authorize. Karreuche's manager and Iyanla have engaged in a war of words ever since. Iyanla has even made comments about her manager's control over her career and Karreuche's quest for success. NO FIX HERE, it appears nothing was broken. Since leaving Chris Brown, Karreuche has won two Emmy awards and starred in the hit show Claws on TNT.
#1-Iyanla vs. Kamiyah Mobley
Arguably, her most famous non-fix came when she taunted abduction victim Kamiyah Mobley about spending the night in her "safe house." Iyanla's goal was to trigger Kamiyah and that's exactly what happened. The only problem was Kamiyah completely snapped and threatened Iyanla and her crew. As usual, Iyanla takes no responsibility or apologizes and makes statements about Kamiyah's family not "having the tools" to help Kamiyah. It didn't appear that Iyanla had the tools either. In later interviews, Mobley's father said that Iyanla's son approached Kamiyh and threatened her in defense of his mother. Of course that wasn't aired on the show. NO FIX HERE- Kamiyah Mobley is still hurt and possibly more traumatized than she was before.
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