The Hot Boy has a breakdown.
Iyanla: Fix My Life is always good for some emotional fireworks and a crank on the waterworks, and it looks like this new season will not disappoint. In a preview clip for the upcoming season, we see men dealing with childhood trauma, infidelity and other issues. Perhaps the most notable addition to Iyanla’s therapy sessions is rapper and Hot Boy Turk.
In 2004, the rapper was arrested following a shoot-out with police in his Memphis home. SWAT officers suspected that he had drugs in the home, so after he failed to answer to their knocks, they broke into the home. Turk fired on them from his bedroom with a handgun. He was arrested on charges of attempted murder and ended up serving nine years on a weapons possession charge.
Now, he’s dealing with the trauma of being removed from his family and home alongside the other various people who need the host to get their heads on straight.
“I didn’t know it was the police,” he said in the preview clip for the upcoming season. “I thought we were being robbed. Two police officers got shot.” Later in the clip, Turk can be seen crying. Clearly, he’s working through some very real pain. Hopefully, the famed life guru can help get him back to good.
Life After Prison
Turk shared his experiences in prison in an interview with VIBE. Turk said he was able to make it through prison because of the support of his woman and his famous friends who came to visit.
“My dog, B.G. Free B.G. He kept it 10x 100,” he said. “You know we don’t keep it 100 no more, we keep it 1000. Lil Wayne reached out to me. T.I. reached out. Rocko, Waka [Flocka], Trae Tha Truth, Paul Wall. A whole flock of people, man. If I’m forgetting anybody, they know who they was. I appreciate all the love. But for real, I had love from my fans most importantly, you know what I’m saying? They kept me alive while I was gone. And you know my woman she was there, ain’t miss a beat. So it was kinda like I was on a lil’ vacation. It wasn’t hard, but I was missing my son, missing my family and missing doing what I was doing. Other than that, it was all good, ya heard me?”
Since his release from prison, Turk has been trying to get his rap career back on track. He’s collaborated with Master P, who was his rival at one time. Though P was the head of Cash Money’s ‘90s competitor No Limit, the pair came together for a song several years ago called “Wodie.”
P seems pretty good at burying his former beef, as he worked with Lil Wayne on another song shortly before the release of “Wodie.”
Watch The Clip
Watch the preview clip up top. What do you think? Will you be watching this season to see Turk? Will you be watching anyway? Do you think Iyanla will, in fact, fix his life? What about the other contestants? Are there any participants you are particularly interested in seeing? Be sure to let us know in the comments if you will be tuning in and don’t forget to SHARE this article.