After years of absence from the music scene, Memphis native Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr. appeared on Iyanla: Fix My Life to discuss his downward spiral from the entertainment industry.
A well-known and controversial fixture in that downfall are the accusations of domestic abuse made against him by his former girlfriend and Memphis-bred songstress K. Michelle, which he spoke to Iyanla about.
“I just got all of this stuff going on, and then all of a sudden I was lied on,” he said in the conversation with Iyanla. Memphitz had previously admitted to drug use and was explaining that he believed the music industry shunned him, causing him to lose himself a long time ago. “My ex-girfriend ruined my life because I simply didn't want to be with this person.”
He doesn’t specifically name drop K in the response. However, Iyanla makes it clear that the way he talks of his struggles makes him out to be a victim, and it appears that he absolves himself of responsibilities for his actions.
But after the internet tuned into the episode, witnessing his denial of K’s accusations on live television, they’re reminding everyone of the former music executive’s storied past of abusive behavior.
Listen to his conversation with Iyanla below and what viewers had to say about it below.
#fixmylife Memphitz displayed his abusive behavior on Marriage Bootcamp w/ Toya. She asks him simple questions about their marriage and he starts throwing plates smh 🤷♀️— ~ (@brobro1_) March 11, 2018
I wonder if memphitz was on drugs when he abused K. Michelle? Of course, he's not going to own up to it because he's still blaming her and it's been proven that she wasn't lying #FixMyLife— Goonica's Coming 4 U (@AshleyShyMiller) March 11, 2018
So, Iyanla, we not gon talk about how crazy Memphitz was acting with Toya? We just gonna talk about him doing coke, molly and xans? Ok.— Daria Morgendorffer (@D0MXNXQUE) March 11, 2018
Memphitz is about to start this K. Michelle lied on me foolishness. After that man clearly said in a deposition that he abused her— Lipstick Allen (@seabethree) March 11, 2018
I wanna know why Iyanla didn’t talk about how Memphitz like to beat on/violate women?? Like that’s a huge part of his story.— $olo (@LoDigga) March 13, 2018
I know Rasheed feels stupid. K was trying to tell her that Memphitz beat her ass— Bougie Banton (@MissKoriM) March 12, 2018
Why are we still asking this question? Yes of course @MeMpHiTz abused @kmichelle and he was emotionally abusive towards @ToyaWright leopards don’t change their spots. #FixMyLife #MeMpHiTz https://t.co/B0pcJBvhLy— Simply Ebony (@AlyseLady) March 11, 2018
No Memphitz.. YOU ruined your life. All you had to do was keep your hands to yourself. And if K. Michelle was that crazy, you should've left it alone but you wanted to keep screwing her sooo i don't feel bad.— A1 (@MisterOnasis) March 11, 2018
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