Odom’s father was a heroin addict and not around while Lamar grew up. Odom was raised by his mother — who died of colon cancer when he was 12 — and his grandmother. Lamar developed a relationship with his father later in life, but maintains a lack of trust of his old man. Perhaps it’s because Joe is capable of going scorched earth on his son’s loved ones.
Speaking with Radar Online, Joe Odom went off on the Kardashians, labeling Kris Jenner an “evil b—” and blaming them for the downfall of his son.
“Someone’s got to speak out, I’ve got to do something about this. It’s simple. They brought him down. He would be better off without them. Let him go and get his life together. I think the best thing for him would be to have a clean break, divorce Khloe and as a single man try and get his life back together,” Joe Odom told Radar Online.
“[Kris Jenner] has been talking a lot of trash about my son, saying he’s on drugs and stuff like that. She’s got something against my son, something against my family. Kris Jenner is very negative. She’s an evil b*tch. She doesn’t care about Lamar, she just cares about their image and money.”
Joe also called the Kardashian women controlling and says Khloe is not as sweet and nice as she seems in public. He encouraged Lamar to go to rehab if he’s struggling with drug addiction.
The strong, critical words from Joe led Lamar to tweet for the first time in two and a half months.
First Lamar talked about “seeing the snakes”:
Seeing the snakes
— LAMAR ODOM (@RealLamarOdom) September 25, 2013
Then he wrote this note in which he ripped his dad for not being there as a father.
“Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick. I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s—. He wasn’t there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons. My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me. For the first time since they left, came a blessing of a FAMILY that I married into. FAMILY. That man wasn’t even invited to my wedding. He has never met my mother in law and some of my other family. 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! His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me. 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. 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! This goes to out to everyone!”
It’s awfully hard not to feel badly for Lamar after reading that. He and his father have a lot of issues to work out, and maybe if they were able to resolve things, it would help improve both of their lives.Google+