5 Celebrities Whose Lives Iyanla Should Fix
For three seasons, inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant has stepped in and orchestrated interventions for people spiraling out of control. While helping everyday people is at the root of Vanzant’s mission, her OWN network series, Iyanla: Fix My Life, has drawn the most eyeballs and social media discussion for her celebrity interventions. To date Iyanla has attempted to “fix” everyone from entertainers like rapper DMX and actress Maia Campbell to reality TV stars Evelyn Lozada and Sheree Whitfield. For the premiere of season three, Iyanla took on singer turned TVone’s R&B Divas: Atlanta star Syleena Johnson. Check out JETmag.com’s list of celebrities that should have Iyanla on speed dial for future life fixings.
The controversial new father has seen his name constantly in the headlines as of late. First for getting his girlfriend Kim Kardashian pregnant, then for his unorthodox Yeezus album, and also for the sheer naming of his daughter, North. But while all of the above should be reasons for Kanye to rejoice, the hip-hop star has instead been a perpetual grump when it comes to the paparazzi, which culminated in a public cameraman tussle at LAX. Maybe Iyanla could get the Chicagoan going in a new direction.
Before Kevin Hart became the reigning comedian of the moment, Katt Williams was the (funny) man. He had movie roles, comedy specials and even a short-lived record deal on the table. But then his tall tales became not-so-funny moments that included numerous run-ins with the law and head-scratching reports of odd behavior. It’s been sad seeing the pimp go “man down,” maybe Iyanla can help bring him back up.
He might only be a teenager, but the controversial Chicago rapper has adult-sized problems. Always a polarizing figure, Keef has drawn as much attention for his music as his outside dalliances: namely his public gang affiliation, Twitter beefs, the death of rap rivals, nihilistic attitude and even jail time. Perhaps Iyanla could step in and steer the young fella on a new path and away from the stuff that we don’t like.
During his NBA career, the Hall of Famer was colorful to say the least— and we’re not just talking about his hair. But behind the outrageous outfits and actions is a troubled soul, who has endured many emotional and personal hardships throughout his life, even contemplating suicide in 1993. But beneath the “weirdness” is a gentle giant that Iyanla might be able to bring out.
BOBBI KRISTINA (AND FAMILY)
When Whitney Houston died last year the world lost a pop icon but Bobbi Kristina lost so much more—a mother, a friend and a confidante. In the wake of Houston’s passing, Bobbi Kristina has reportedly been a wild child with rumors ranging from excessive drinking to a romantic relationship with her unofficial adopted brother Nick Gordon—the two are now said to be engaged and planning their wedding. Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, recently penned an open letter to her granddaughter, signaling the need for a family intervention. Having Iyanla mediate a conversation between Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston, Bobby Brown and Nick Gordon would make for an epic episode.
Your turn: Who would you like to see Iyanla fix?