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Lamar Odom

Trashes His Father

Kardashians Are My Only Family

9/25/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom is breaking his silence to rip his own father to shreds for claiming that Khloe Kardashian and her mother drove Lamar into crack addiction -- and he's also acknowledging, for the first time, he's in a "dark" place.

In the scathing message Lamar says, "How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own 'son'. He is my downfall!"

Lamar's angry letter, posted on Twitter, is a response to a published interview with Lamar's father, Joe Odom, in which he claimed the Kardashians cursed Lamar, ruined his career, and put so much pressure on him that he turned to drugs.

Joe also called Kris Jenner "an evil bitch."

Lamar's retort to his dad -- who's also battled drug addiction -- continues, "I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s**t. He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons."

And Khloe's estranged husband fiercely defends her family, saying ... "He disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return. They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time."

By "dark time" he could mean separation from Khloe, but as we've been telling you ... Lamar is deep in the grips of drug addiction -- so it could also be his first public admission of that battle.

Lamar added ... his father's "demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me."

As for his current struggles -- addiction, marriage, basketball career -- Lamar says, "Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this!"

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61.

DD    

his father, in his own dysfunctional way, was just trying to stand up for his son.

292 days ago
62.

lee    

Love you Lamar for speaking out about your dad
telling the truth about him. The Kardasian his is only family Khloe is the best wife ever, I hope you can sort your self out and both can be happy again because
you both love each other and meant the vows you made when you got married. The bigots racist vile
evil retards can go and get lost and look at their own life, some of the bullies and haters are delusional and mentally sick in the head that is why
they talk and write so much crap and nothing makes
sense. Stupid revolting idiots very sad these people

292 days ago
63.

Sue    

Maybe there is still some hope for Lamar yet.

292 days ago
64.

Yawdie Gyal    

Sooooo, I guess the mother & grandmother he had prior to their deaths didn't love him? Or Liza Morales, the woman who was with him prior to all his mega stardom for 13 yrs. and bore 3 children with him (who he didn't bother to marry) didn't love him either? What about the two surviving children he has who are his ONLY biological family, they don't love him either, right? Lamar needs to GTFOH with that mess and get into rehab ASAP! He better ask someone how and why his business is all over the media and he'll find out real quick about the only family that really "loves" him......

292 days ago
65.

Amber Olson     

It all comes down to money $$$, Kris Jenner is behind all of it. Lamar is making a fool out of the Kardashians and kris Jenner will do whatever is needed to stop it, kanye is crazy period and kim is kris # 1 prize bread winner, which I don't get but anyways kris will do ANYTHING for her t trashy daughter and Kourtney which I believe is the most sane in the bunch except that she is still with Scott and Scott is no prize winner at all. He is way too in to himself like all the other Kardashians and since Scott isn't a big time celebrity she could care less, but since Kanye and Lamar are big time celebs. She will bend over backwards and do everything she can to help these celebs. to make sure her daughters and herself don't look bad, but its too late mama bear. The Kardashians have been going downhill for awhile, and frankly no one can give two ****s about them anymore. They have proven they r soooooo shady no one can stand them anymore. I do hope Lamar gets better, it's sad to see someone that was so happy in the beginning to druggie due to the pressure of the Kardashians, kanye and Kim are just stuck up pieces of. Trash, they only see $$$$ signs and Scott is Scott, oh sorry Lord Dickwad is nothing but a loser.

292 days ago
66.

mrsschrute    

Laughable. Someone finally told the truth about the K-trash and apparently of the K-trashians also has the password to Lamar's Twitter account. Why would he post to defend Kris? So laughable. Kris, you are becoming more pathetic every day.

292 days ago
67.

lynn    

I have no idea who wrote that piece, and don't especially care; just as long as Lamar Odom gets straightened out and off drugs is all that is important here before it's too late!!!!

292 days ago
68.

disembedded    

Don't believe this message is really coming from Lamar's own free will. Clearly sounds like its more of the Kardashian spin, led by the sleazy Momager Kris Jenner.

292 days ago
69.

trini_angel    

1. They BOTH need to stop airing their person life through the media 2. Lamar needs to man up, get some SERIOUS help for his drug addiction and face his 'demons' and the woman who's sticking by his side through all this nonsense. Simple. We don't need an update every morning on this family

292 days ago
70.

Sue    

Lamar's comment reflects a real man of integrity. Only God can help you fight against these demons. Please. Before it is too late.

292 days ago
71.

CathyS54    

Good job Lamar! It takes a lot of courage to call a parent out when they have crossed a line. I think Joe got paid for the interview he gave and that is what prompted his remarks.

292 days ago
72.

tjshai    

This may just be the start of the recovery process. Now it's time for him to work his issues out behind closed doors with God, Counsellors and his Family- from both sides.

292 days ago
73.

lynkel    

There it is, from the horses mouth. Now all u people who have been disrespecting his family can shut up. If he considers the K's his family and is down to ride to the bloody end with them all you haters can keep ur comments to yourself. Much love to Khloe, stay strong girl that man u fell in love with is still there.

292 days ago
74.

Myna    

How sad is this story. This is Lamar's only example of a loving family? KRIS JENNER & COMPANY! The person who leaked her daughter's sex tape? My heart bleeds for this guy! This means he is not capable of creating anything for his children so now they are screwed.

292 days ago
75.

ketjo    

Just as I said when the sudden media attacks stopped ....He sold out to the Kardashions ....This is pure 100 % Kardashian ordered...He caved and Kris got want she wanted from him...He's Khloe's Kris Humphries and the subject of the new season of the Kardashian show..."Saint Khloe saves Lam Lam" ......
He in effect just throw his own real family under the bus The Old man whether Lamar Hates him or not was tell the truth....and Lamar throw away all the rest of the family who raised him as not loving him for a bunch of hyena's who will suck him dry and spit him out when they are throw using him....
Couldn't happen to a bigger idiot.....

292 days ago
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