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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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Maybe there is still some hope for Lamar yet.

396 days ago

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......

396 days ago

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.

396 days ago


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.

396 days ago


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!!!!

396 days ago


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.

396 days ago


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

396 days ago


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

396 days ago


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.

396 days ago


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.

396 days ago


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.

396 days ago


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.

396 days ago


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.....

396 days ago


This sounds like Khloe was standing over his shoulder as he was writing it. Too hard to believe for me.

396 days ago


You have heard Lamar talk and seen Lamar ...that message did not come from that man......It's sorry to say too articulate and (beg your pardon) white in stylic and language......Lamar Odom did not write that...Frankly he just isn't that intelligent....that was either a Kris or a hired hacker.......

396 days ago
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