Iyanla: The Music Industry Contributed to Memphitz's Downfall

Season 5 Episode 503
Aired on 03/10/2018 | CC tv-14
When Mickey "Memphitz" Wright left home to pursue an entertainment career, he was just 19 years old. Now 40, the former hip-hop music executive believes he's got nothing to show for his experience in an industry that he feels discarded him.

Although Iyanla is careful not to allow Mickey to rely on his victim mentality as an excuse for remaining in his situation, she points out that the entertainment industry likely played a role in shaping Mickey's bleak professional outlook. "I think—and I hate to say this—that he may have been a victim of circumstances," she says. "You know, sometimes in the entertainment industry, if you're of value to someone else, they'll pay you a lot of money to be of value and still not do the work to develop you."

Watch as Iyanla dissects the industry and how it relates to Mickey's need for external validation.